Nutrition for exams: Can what I eat really make a difference to my exam grades?

I have recently written an article for NHD magazine on the science behind the food messages when it comes to revision. Read the full article here https://www.nhdmag.co.uk/nutrition-for-exams. In short, it’s not just what we eat in the days running up to exams that makes a difference but our longer term diet. Diet is important toContinue reading “Nutrition for exams: Can what I eat really make a difference to my exam grades?”

Handy guide: What is CPD and how to find nutrition CPD

CPD stands for continuing professional development. What does that mean? It is learning undertaken to extend your knowledge, understanding, skills or experience in your given profession. Notice it isn’t just knowledge. So for example it could be work shadowing to extend your proficiency or training in a particular skill like anthropometry. It might not beContinue reading “Handy guide: What is CPD and how to find nutrition CPD”

How to eat well for a healthy heart

Do you value your heart? Do you want to be active and be able to do all the things you want to? Having a healthy heart is a vital part of keeping well. As we get older we are more at risk of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. ThisContinue reading “How to eat well for a healthy heart”

Do it well: 10 simple Veganuary tips from a nutritionist

Following Veganuary? I’ve been sharing tips throughout January on Instagram and Facebook about how to do this safely and well. Here they are in one place to refer back to. Don’t forget to give me a follow on social media for more food tips throughout the year. Tip 1 – Myth Bust Myth – aContinue reading “Do it well: 10 simple Veganuary tips from a nutritionist”

2023 in review: A year in the life of a freelance Registered Nutritionist

2023 has been busy! 2 highlights for me this year: Being part of the small team which created the Association for Nutrition ANutr Development Framework – a support framework which helps Registered Associate Nutritionists as they begin their careers in nutrition and then develop a specialism to transfer to Registered Nutritionists (RNutr). Having supported manyContinue reading “2023 in review: A year in the life of a freelance Registered Nutritionist”

Navigating complicated medication and mealtimes as a carer

I am a carer, and a Registered Nutritionist. It has been an eye opener becoming a carer. I wanted to share an experience with you which many carers can probably relate to. The issue of medication. I don’t write this a medic or a pharmacist (I am neither) but as a carer who was tryingContinue reading “Navigating complicated medication and mealtimes as a carer”

How to look after your bones – top tips

If you have listened to the Positively Ageing Podcast recently you may have heard some of my family history. Osteoporosis affected my great Grandma, my Grandma and is now causing it’s havoc in my mum’s life. Does osteoporosis run in families? Sadly, yes. But family history is not the only risk factor. Osteoporosis is sometimesContinue reading “How to look after your bones – top tips”

Processed meat should be banned from nursery and school menus

Quite a statement, I know. For those of you who follow my work, you may not think this statement fits with what I talk about – which is that no food is banned unless it’s inedible (e.g. past it’s use by date, not an edible object, or off the menu due to a medical conditionContinue reading “Processed meat should be banned from nursery and school menus”

10 tips to save money on fuel in the kitchen

With the cost of fuel being so high, saving money is so important. I have put together 10 tips to help you save money 1. Put the lid on the saucepan Keeping the lid on helps keep the heat in. It also reduces the amount of steam in the room so you are less likelyContinue reading “10 tips to save money on fuel in the kitchen”

2022 in review – a nutritionist’s year

I like to look back on the year and see what I have done. It’s been a year of challenge for my family, including all having Covid twice (and still suffering the consequences) but it has also been a year when I have tried lots of new things. And, of course, kept up with someContinue reading “2022 in review – a nutritionist’s year”