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…

How does diet affect the immune system?

Guest post: Supporting young up and coming nutritionists is an important part of being a RNutr. A big thanks to Tanya for this post on diet and the immune system. Tanya is a recently registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Her interests include osteoporosis, healthy ageing and all things food. Her blog…

How is Lockdown going for you?

From a food perspective that is. This life of trying to limit food shopping, no restaurants or cafes, limited takeaway or delivered food, with the family all at home all the time is a weird one. Slowly Europe is relaxing the restrictions but we still need to be staying home and limiting where we go…

Fussy Eaters – the webinar!

I gave my first webinar on fussy eating last week. I talked about how common a problem it is, how it is not a sign of bad parenting or particularly naughty children, and shared some of the understanding we have about why it happens and the range of strategies we can use to help our…

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…

Food and the immune system

I wrote this post about a year ago. In light of the virus that is wreaking havoc on the world at the moment, it seems pertinent to share again. People are keen to know what to eat to ‘boost’ their immune system. We often get told about this food or that food’s effect on our…

A great sweet snack – fun to make with kids!

Ready in 15-20 minutes Makes about 15-20, easy to scale up These are amazing – sweet but not overly so, adaptable with different tastes, rich in protein and complex carbohydrates and fibre.  And they pass the child/teenager test. Make them neatly, coat them in cocoa powder or dessicated coconut, put them in a pretty box…

Total Lock Down – Eat Well, Stay Well

Macron announced last night that no-one is to leave their homes except to do essential things for at least 2 weeks. The borders closed at noon today and after that time you need to have a form explaining the reason why you are out and about! Luckily, we have the internet and lots of digital…