Positive meal times

Family meal times can be a challenge. It doesn’t matter if you have toddlers or teens, there can be challenges getting meals that everyone will accept and then dealing with the behaviour that can stem from the unhappy one at the table. I love Calvin. He is the epitome of the fussy eater! I have…

Gut health – one of my favourite subjects!

I have found myself really drawn to those magical little friends that live in our gut. So many issues that I am interested in will refer to a possible link with the gut microbiome. The list is growing, from obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, auto immune diseases, heart health, cancers of the gut…..I could go on….

Lockdown Lunches

How are you all doing? Are you missing nipping out to a local café to grab a sandwich? Are feeling the pain of having lunches at home every day if you are working from home day after day? Last time we were confined, I heard a lot of people saying that they were struggling with…

Food and Mood

With countries going back into lockdown and the general ongoing Covid situation, lots of us may be feeling a bit low, especially as the days are getting shorter and gloomier. There are lots of things that can affect how we are feeling and if we can do any small things to lift our mood then…

Student life is about to start

Off to university!!  So exciting!! Is someone in your family off to university in the next week or two. This is such an exciting time.  Setting off into the big wide world to learn new things, meet new people and finally be making their own way without parents watching their every move. It does mean…

Cancer – living with it or know someone who is?

It is a tough journey. Chemo, surgery, radiotherapy, anxiety, fatigue….all this and life has still got to go on including eating, cooking and shopping. Somehow, those living with cancer need to be eating well to keep themselves as well nourished as possible so they can support their bodies to recover after each treatment or surgery…

The Importance of Taste in Staying Healthy

Our sense of taste and smell can have a big impact on how healthy our diet is, and it is something that is often overlooked. Think to the last time you had a head cold and your sense of smell was dulled. Food becomes bland and boring. We lose our appetite as it is often…

Front of Pack Labelling and white bread?

Sitting round a BBQ when you are a nutritionist can spark some interesting conversations. We were eating burgers – what great BBQ food – and putting them into white burger buns, there was salad available to put in or to eat alongside. All good. The conversation turned to the burger buns or, more precisely, the…