Fruit and vegetables: Achieving 5 a day can be a challenge on a budget but for most people it is possible. Here are some tips on how to eat your 5 portions on a budget alongside quality proteins, dairy and starchy carbohydrate.
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
You may have heard on the news that Public Health England have suggested that children should be restrict their snacks to two 100 calorie snacks a day. There has been lots of debate about whether children should be calorie counting but the principle is that although children benefit from small snacks, they should not be… Continue reading 100 calorie snacks
Looking for a nursery can be a daunting process. It is important you feel comfortable leaving your child there and yet you can only go on other people's recommendations. Not only should we check Ofsted reports and find out other parents opinions but we also need to ask the right questions when we go to… Continue reading Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food
Having heard headlines about arsenic in baby food products (baby rice, rice cakes and rice based cereals) I have been asked by parents whether they should stop giving their children rice. Firstly when we think arsenic we think poison. Yes, arsenic is a carcinogen and we shouldn't have too much of it but this is… Continue reading Arsenic in baby food products?
Here is another recipe for those on the FODMAP diet. Quick and easy. Ready in 20 minutes. I would love to know what you think of it. FODMAP friendly egg fried rice Serves 3-4 people Ingredients 250g basmati rice 1 head of pak choi, cut into chunks 1 red pepper, diced 200g frozen peas 8… Continue reading FODMAP friendly egg fried rice
Last month the plate diagram, which shows us what a healthy, balanced diet looks like, changed. The new 'Eatwell Guide' is: The change was a result of a review of the latest scientific research as well as consultation with professionals. On the new plate the fruit and vegetables section is slightly bigger than before -… Continue reading Eatwell Plate becomes the Eatwell Guide