Nutrition & Hydration Week 2022

This week is Nutrition & Hydration which aims to prevent malnutrition, something that is surprisingly common in Europe for a wide range of reasons. It is a common belief that malnutrition is a problem in hospitals and care homes, something that doctors, nurses, dietitians and caterers within the care sector are responsible for fixing. But…

Malnutrition Awareness Week

Last week was the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week.  And I don’t mean malnutrition in developing nations or in war torn countries.  Malnutrition is a huge issue in the UK and Europe.  It surprises people that malnutrition in developed nations cost more per year than the effects of obesity.  The most recent estimate is £19.6…

Keep active and eat protein rich foods for healthy ageing

What a protein rich meal – eggs, beans and cheese!  These are naturally protein rich foods.  However, you may have noticed that extra protein is also being added to many foods – breakfast cereals, chocolate bars and snack bars to name a few.  Protein is certainly having its moment in the spotlight and getting some…

Do you know someone with cancer?

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…

Parkinson’s Disease Eating Well Talk

Last Saturday I went along to the Aylesbury Parkinson’s Disease support group and gave a presentation on eating well.  I think it was a much appreciated session, there were lots of questions and people seemed to be very grateful for the information. Hydration is a big problem.  There are so many reasons why something as…

Mind the Gap…

The Hunger Gap that is.  The BDA is launching a campaign to tackle malnutrition amongst older people living in their own homes. http://www.mindthehungergap.com/signs/index.html There is a myth that malnutrition is a problem for developing countries however there are far too many cases of malnutrition here in the UK.  Over the years, I have experience of nutrition…