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”

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”

10 food tips for new students heading to uni

Congratulations on getting into uni. There is so much to be excited about. I hope you will have a wonderful time. When it comes to food, there is a lot to think about. You may know how to cook or this may be the first time you have had to think about food. In thisContinue reading “10 food tips for new students heading to uni”

Healthy eating for your BBQ without being boring

Summer is here and the BBQ is calling. In this article I’m going to share some top tips for having a healthy BBQ without being boring. I love BBQs. I love the variety of foods you can cook on a BBQ and the social time that is around it. It’s great to enjoy the sunshineContinue reading “Healthy eating for your BBQ without being boring”

What your teenagers need to know about bones and diet

We take our bones for granted until something happens, don’t we. They are there to support us. You don’t tend to hear people talk about looking after their bones (except maybe the parents shouting across the children’s playground when their little one is performing a dangerous feat and they are trying to stop them breakingContinue reading “What your teenagers need to know about bones and diet”

Can food make my life better during menopause?

Menopause is a stage of life that we often hear about but it’s pushed aside as ‘women’s business’ and we don’t talk about it enough. Thankfully there has been more discussion about it recently and women are being encouraged to seek support. Fellow Registered Nutritionists Laura Wyness and Lynn Burns have done extensive work inContinue reading “Can food make my life better during menopause?”

Cost of living crisis – a nutritionist’s perspective

I don’t know about you but I have noticed a massive difference in the cost of the food I buy each week. I’ve always considered my shopping habits to be on the economical side. My main shop is at a budget supermarket and top ups on my local high street but the prices have rocketedContinue reading “Cost of living crisis – a nutritionist’s perspective”

Is bread really bad for me?

Bread has had a lot of bad press over the last few years. But is bread really that bad for us? What does bread contain? According to The Bread and Flour Regulations 1998 calcium carbonate, iron, thiamin (vitamin B1) and nicotinic acid or nicotinamide (vitamin B3) must be added to all wheat flour in Britain, withContinue reading “Is bread really bad for me?”