Have you seen the OB_S_TY campaign by Cancer UK? It caused quite a stir in nutrition circles when it was launched. I wrote most of this back when it launched but didn’t hit publish button. The focus on weight and health in isolation still bothers me so this is post remains very relevant. I know… Continue reading Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?
I found out recently that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer. It is not the first time that a friend of mine has been through the mill (she came out the other side and is fit and healthy several years later- hooray) and I have seen friends cope with family members or close friends… Continue reading Do you know someone with cancer?
It is that time of the year again. Creeping into middle of November, its getting cold and dark, warming mugs of hot milky drinks are just the ticket. To start getting all festive, lots of our favourite coffee shop chains are bringing out their flavoured hot drinks. Gingerbread latte, eggnogg latte, fudge hot chocolate and… Continue reading How about a Xmas Latte anyone?
….then here are a few to help stop wasting potatoes. I was amazed at how many potatoes are wasted in the UK. I know I have been guilty of forgetting to use spuds and throwing away soft, smelly, sprouting potatoes. You certainly don’t think of potatoes being something to pop in the freezer but cooked… Continue reading Love tips for less waste…
Embedded in a story in the paper the other day, about the sugar content of meal deals (which was interesting in itself), there was an interesting bite size article about the effect of labelling foods as snacks or meals. The study, carried out at Surrey university, was simple, give people the same food but one… Continue reading Snack or meal: how something is labelled matters
There are, thankfully, more stories exposing restrictive eating styles as the Fads they are and not the automatic route to wellness as promised by the self styled, unqualified gurus. A lovely article in the Irish Sunday Independent when I was in Dublin a little while back, picking apart the Gwynneth Paltrow, Goop image of what… Continue reading Paleo baby food. Whatever next?
Mindfulness is a big thing at the moment and this concept applied to eating is gaining traction amongst nutritionists and dietitians particularly challenging the clean eating and other eating styles that can upset our relationship with food. There isn’t a whole load of evidence on weight management and mindful eating although there is a lot… Continue reading Mindful eating could help your waistline