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…

Body Image, Health and Kids

I had a wonderful conversation with Cliona Byrne about body image this week. What were my take home messages when setting good examples for our kids? First, body image is not about what you look like. It is about how you see yourself and how you perceive others see you. If your sense of body…

Body Confidence and Health

As a nutritionist, I want to empower people to eat better.  That means making long term changes that make people healthier.  Changing habits is hard whatever habits they are and you need to be motivated, particularly if attitudes and habits are engrained. Diet culture and attitudes towards our bodies can get in the way of…

Fish and Fires

I love being a scout leader. I love being outside with the scouts and cubs, seeing them do things that kids don’t easily get the chance to do. They get to read maps, use knives, build fires, build shelters and learn first aid. They learn teamwork and how to assess risks. They get muddy, they…

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…

Lock Down – great time to get kids cooking!

Before I say anything more – I know lots of parents are currently buried. Trying to keep full time jobs going, home school, cook, clean etc. One more suggestion of what to do with this wonderful extra family time could get me a bit of a virtual slap in the face! But really, getting the…

#NutriKids Twitter Chat: Socially Distant CPD

The world is facing a huge challenge right now in the face of Covid-19. I am in France and I can’t leave my house or garden unless I am out to get food or for a health need. If I am out in breach of the rules that’ll be 135 Euro fine! So I am…

What about really, really, really fussy eaters?

This infographic is a summary of advice for handling fussy eating. But what if you have tried all these things, and more, but you still feel that your child is eating very little and making no progress to eating new things. What if you feel that they are getting worse? What should you do? When…

Indian themed cub sleepover

We had a taste of India at cubs on Friday night.  We had a sleepover at the church where we meet.  An Indian friend of mine (thank you so much Meena!!) came and answered questions about India, showed them a little Bollywood dancing and helped the cubs make chapattis, raita and a Indian semolina dessert. …