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Social Media and Health – Food Matters Live seminar got me thinking…

Social media is radically changing the way we communicate.  There are some great things happening using social media, debates can really get out there and good users of social media (which I sadly don’t count myself in that bracket) really use it well to get a message out there, they reach a wide audience and… Continue reading Social Media and Health – Food Matters Live seminar got me thinking…

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Food Matters Live – Lots of sweet debate

A big strand running through Food Matters Live is the whole tackling obesity challenge with a big focus on sugar. Lots of debate about the sugar tax, although it should be communicated more as a levy on soft drinks. I think it is important to understand it fully before having a view on it.  This… Continue reading Food Matters Live – Lots of sweet debate

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Food Matters Live 2016 – off to London next week

Food Matters Live is booked along with accommodation and flights.  It feels quite extravagant to be off for a multi-day conference – everything is a little more complicated and expensive with a commute from Paris.  Fingers crossed that the military planning that is necessary to head off for the best part of 4 days all falls… Continue reading Food Matters Live 2016 – off to London next week

Conferences and meetings · Eating well for older people · Eating well for specific health conditions · Uncategorized

10 July – Caroline Walker Trust lecture “Eating Our Way to a Healthy Old Age”

The Caroline Walker Trust held its 25th Anniversary Lecture last week and it was a really positive meeting.  We had 3 amazing speakers talking about various aspects of improving the nutritional status of older people.  Professor Janice Thompson asked as to consider what constitutes healthy ageing.  She prompted us to consider how we engage with… Continue reading 10 July – Caroline Walker Trust lecture “Eating Our Way to a Healthy Old Age”

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Horizon Sugar Vs Fat

A brilliant programme that really tackled this fat sugar debate http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03t8r4h/Horizon_20132014_Sugar_v_Fat It was very interesting and important to show that sugar should not become the Demon.  This programme confirmed my feeling that demonising one macronutrient completely is not the way to go.  Dr Lustig is very convincing and his metabolic arguments are very good but… Continue reading Horizon Sugar Vs Fat

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Sugar – it’s big news.

I have just spent an hour and half watching this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM It is all about how sugar and fructose has a lot to answer for in metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, obesity and type II diabetes) and obesity in general. It was a very interesting watch – a real revision of biochemistry. I… Continue reading Sugar – it’s big news.