Advertising of food to children

This week the government announced that they would go ahead with the ban on the advertising of high fat, high salt and high sugar foods (HFSS foods) before the 9pm watershed. This is great news for parents of children who watch TV but there are some things to still consider. Companies can still advertise throughContinue reading “Advertising of food to children”

Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?

Image: Commons Wikimedia -https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_3224_Pulses_and_legumes.jpg   This is a very complicated question because there are so many factors involved, but it has been the subject of much debate over the last few years. The latest headline comes from work by scientists at Harvard University in the USA. The proposed diet moves us all away from eatingContinue reading “Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?”

Should we even be selling food which can cause harm?

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 ofContinue reading “Should we even be selling food which can cause harm?”

Eating to reduce your risk of cancer

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 2000Continue reading “Eating to reduce your risk of cancer”

Portion sizes for children

All children are different and have different appetites. Here are 8 tips to help all those with responsibility for feeding children to know how much to give them. Know the child’s weight and get them weighed regularly (at least once a year for school-age children, more often for younger children). If they are tracking alongContinue reading “Portion sizes for children”

Good mental wellbeing and nutrition

The longer I work in the field of nutrition the more I am convinced that we need to tackle mental wellbeing and nutrition together. It can’t be a coincidence that we have epidemics of both obesity and mental illness. We have to look at people as a whole. I am not saying anything new butContinue reading “Good mental wellbeing and nutrition”