The humble jacket potato gets a lot a bad press but potatoes are a good source of starchy carbohydrate and vitamins, we just need to be careful what we put on them. Jacket potatoes are also a relatively cheap meal. The focus should be on the vegetables. For a main meal, aim to have 2… Continue reading Jacket potato with tuna and salad
This is a question to wrestle with. I am not going to give you the answer but share a few thoughts to start off your dinner time discussion! With the latest cancer prevention report suggesting processed meat should, if possible, be avoided and the government consulting (finally) on a total ban of the sale of… Continue reading Should we even be selling food which can cause harm?
I recently had the opportunity to speak to midwives at the Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival about nutrition in pregnancy. If you are a health professional who works with pregnant women, or those trying to become pregnant, here is a little CPD. If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, you may find the information… Continue reading Healthy Eating in Pregnancy
This is the first in a series of articles for parents and carers about the skills I think children need to develop around cooking When it comes to cooking with our children it is easy to get into the habit of baking with our children rather than cooking with them. Teaching our children cooking skills… Continue reading Cooking with children – part 1
Today sees the launch of the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research. The report takes all the studies on cancer and brings them together to see what the evidence base is. It takes all the individual studies you see in the newspapers and many more and brings them together. The report is 2000… Continue reading Eating to reduce your risk of cancer
There are many myths around the signs a baby is ready for solid foods, you may have heard a few. Baby is watching me eat Babies learn by watching and doing. It is natural for them to look at you and be interested in what you are doing. This in itself is not a sign… Continue reading Is baby ready for solids?
Congratulations you are pregnant! Exciting times ahead and what a responsibility; you are the sole provider of nutrition for your unborn baby. And as if that wasn't enough, you also have to deal with nausea, tiredness, aches... Who would be pregnant!? As someone who couldn't open my mouth without being sick for a period of… Continue reading Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous