On-line Course now live!!

The online course for health professionals Eating Well for Menopause is live and not only that but endorsed by the Association for Nutrition as Continued Professional Development for Registered Nutritionists. We started by writing a booklet to help us support menopausal women and then it was clear that other nutritionists would like to know more…

Malnutrition Awareness Week

We are made very aware of the impact of eating poorly in a way that leads to weight gain and issues related to poor diet such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But there is a silent issue of malnutrition that goes unnoticed but is costing a lot in terms of health, quality of…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month. It touches so many of us – we all know someone who is affected by breast cancer either directly or because we know someone who has a close friend or family running the gauntlet of cancer treatment. A good friend’s sister reached the end of her life with breast…

Talking to other Nutritionists

I will be talking to the AfN Yorkshire and Humberside regional group tomorrow sharing information on Eating Well for Menopause to a group of nutritionists. After we released our booklet, there was interest from other nutritionists to know more about how to present eating well information to this group of women. I am really looking…

Anyone in the family heading to Uni?

They might find our booklet Eating Well on a Budget really helpful. Simple recipes that are cheap, advice on how to make eating cheaper yet tasty with a nod to something close to many young people’s hearts – the planet. It is possible to reduce our impact on the planet with the food we eat…

Eating Well on a Budget

I have been working hard with Laura and we are ready to launch our latest booklet – Eating Well on a Budget. It is quite timely. The Food Foundation’s Broken Plate report was released recently and shows that our ability to meet healthy eating recommendations is severely hampered when we have less money. We also…

Eating Well for Menopause

Supporting Nutrition Graduates Last night Laura and I spoke to the Nutrition Graduates Group hosted by Lucy Jade ANutr. After writing the Eating Well for Menopause booklet – a project that has certainly grown legs – it has been so good to share our learning with other nutrition professionals. A couple of weeks ago we…

Plant Based Milk Alternatives

Do you drink plant based milks at all? There seems to be a real boom in the varieties available and they are made from a range of different plants. Once upon a time you might be able to find soya milk alternative if you were lucky but now if you want to have something non-dairy…

5 A Day – your questions answered!

We have all heard the message – get your 5-a-day! The catchy slogan that is used in the UK to encourage us to eat more fruit and vegetables. It is a simple message on one level but when we talk about it people have lots of questions. Laura and I reached out to our Facebook…

Eating Well with Cancer – book has been updated

At some point in our lives we will come in close contact with cancer. Someone we know will have that dreaded diagnosis and the long haul through treatment. Maybe it will be you or someone in your household. It is so important to eat well and stay well nourished which can be hard because of…