In the news · Uncategorized

Tess Holiday and Cosmo

There has been quite a storm about Tess Holiday’s appearance on the front cover of the October edition of Cosmopolitan.  Piers Morgan certainly provoked debate with his controversial statements.  The debate is important if sometimes ugly. Why can’t a beautiful woman be on the cover of Cosmo if she is obese?  And yes she is… Continue reading Tess Holiday and Cosmo

Eating well for specific health conditions · In the news · Uncategorized

Does focusing on obesity in a health campaign have a negative side?

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?

Eating well · It's the little things

Food is part of wellness for everyone – little things can make a big difference

Food should be enjoyable, food should be nourishing both for the body and the soul, food is a social thing, it can be art, it can be science.  Good food can be quick or slow, simple or fancy, cheap or pricey.  Any one can have good food that nourishes them, that contributes to health.  Food… Continue reading Food is part of wellness for everyone – little things can make a big difference

Children and young people · Eating well · In the news

Paleo baby food. Whatever next?

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?

Eating well · Uncategorized

Mindful Eating – what is it?

I am no expert in Mindfulness as a concept.  But mindfulness and eating is becoming a very hot topic and it interests me a lot. I have always been a little uncomfortable with ‘diets’ and the restriction and unrealistic eating patterns that they often result in.  Then when the diet is over, the tendency is… Continue reading Mindful Eating – what is it?