A big journey ahead…

I am heading to South Korea. Not on a holiday. A much bigger adventure than that and with the weight of guiding the adventure of 36 young people that are going with me. For the last ten or more years, I have been a Scout Leader. I have been on many scout camps in my…

Minding the Zs and Ps

Laura and I are presenting to Nutritionists in Industry at their Women’s Health meeting bringing up the lesser spoken about issues that affect women through and post menopause. Sleep and bladder issues are often mentioned by women but often in passing. There is often a sense that they are inevitable and just have to be…

Summer means Scout Camps!!

And guess who gets to organise the food? The resident nutritionist of course. So how do you go about planning food for 100 people ranging from 6 to adult with three different programmes going on at the same time? A few of the things I have learnt after many camps: A groovy spreadsheet that calculates…

Weaning – exciting and messy times

I recently gave a webinar to mums about to embark on the exciting journey of starting their baby on solids. There is so much information out there and strong opinions about baby led weaning and purees, what to give when etc. It can be quite daunting. There were lots of questions and fears so it…

Testimonials from other Nutritionists

In our work to improve the support we could give to the women we were work with, we learnt a lot about menopause. It seems that we were part of a revolution. In the last year, menopause has become a hot topic. In producing the Eating Well for Menopause book and on-line courses. it became…

Minding Me: Reframing Menopause

The focus of the retreat was food and nutrition, this content was something I was confident about after all the work with Let’s Talk Food and Laura. The venue was picked for its beauty and intimacy created by the hostess, an experienced, vegetarian chef. Yet I think I had underestimated the wider benefits of a…

Women’s Health Workshop

After a lovely session on balanced eating for the family last month, we are continuing sessions on food and health to extend the ‘Family Factory’ to the wider family. Women are often looking after the rest of the family and so the next workshop is aimed at the women of the family. On Tuesday 22…

Nutrition & Hydration Week 2022

This week is Nutrition & Hydration which aims to prevent malnutrition, something that is surprisingly common in Europe for a wide range of reasons. It is a common belief that malnutrition is a problem in hospitals and care homes, something that doctors, nurses, dietitians and caterers within the care sector are responsible for fixing. But…

Let’s Talk Food Website

Let’s Talk Food has it’s own Facebook group, it has a range of e-books and now it has it’s own website that hosts courses and downloadable resources both free and paid. It is most definitely a work in progress with so many ideas for future courses and booklets – some being developed by our student…

Would you like to cook with Soya?

Thanks to the isoflavones, sometimes referred to as phytoestrogens, soya has been shown to be very effective for reducing hot flushes in menopausal women. In addition, soya also has a beneficial effect on heart health risk and cholesterol levels – both tend to increase around menopause. Despite a fear that phytoestrogens may not be helpful…