On-line Course now live!!

The online course for health professionals Eating Well for Menopause is live and not only that but endorsed by the Association for Nutrition as Continued Professional Development for Registered Nutritionists. We started by writing a booklet to help us support menopausal women and then it was clear that other nutritionists would like to know more…

Malnutrition Awareness Week

We are made very aware of the impact of eating poorly in a way that leads to weight gain and issues related to poor diet such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But there is a silent issue of malnutrition that goes unnoticed but is costing a lot in terms of health, quality of…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month. It touches so many of us – we all know someone who is affected by breast cancer either directly or because we know someone who has a close friend or family running the gauntlet of cancer treatment. A good friend’s sister reached the end of her life with breast…

Eating Well on a Budget

I have been working hard with Laura and we are ready to launch our latest booklet – Eating Well on a Budget. It is quite timely. The Food Foundation’s Broken Plate report was released recently and shows that our ability to meet healthy eating recommendations is severely hampered when we have less money. We also…

Plant Based Milk Alternatives

Do you drink plant based milks at all? There seems to be a real boom in the varieties available and they are made from a range of different plants. Once upon a time you might be able to find soya milk alternative if you were lucky but now if you want to have something non-dairy…

Eating Well with Cancer – book has been updated

At some point in our lives we will come in close contact with cancer. Someone we know will have that dreaded diagnosis and the long haul through treatment. Maybe it will be you or someone in your household. It is so important to eat well and stay well nourished which can be hard because of…

Eating for Menopause

I have been working hard with Dr Laura Wyness on a project for a while and it is really exciting to say that it is finished. This mini-book addresses many of the questions that women ask about the symptoms of menopause and how diet and lifestyle changes can improve them. The book provides a summary…

Monday 8th March is International Women’s Day

Let’s Talk Food Facebook Group is hosting a Menopause Coffee morning to mark International Women’s Day. Dr Laura Wyness RNutr, my co-host and co-moderator of the group, will be talking all things menopause related focusing specifically on diet and lifestyle aspects of managing this stage of life. Menopause is a process that is part of…

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…

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…