A recent study by a student at UCL suggested that there was a genetic link to fussy eating. Although the study looks like quite a good one but where does this leave parents? Do we just put it down to genes and move on? Surely we still have to intervene? There are lots of things we… Continue reading Fussy eating
When the Governor of the Bank of England announces that food prices are likely to rise (due largely to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit), we might ask ourselves how we will meet this challenge. Will we spend less on other things or will we save less? Perhaps it is time for us all to learn some… Continue reading Prices of food to rise?
You may have seen my article in Open Up, a community magazine in south Manchester. If you haven't, read the full article here Here are some more ideas for healthy lunches. Choose something from each of these categories 1) Bread, cereals and potatoes Sliced bread, pitta bread Bread roll Chapatis, tortilla wraps, naan Muffins, scones, oat… Continue reading ‘Pack to School’ – more healthy eating tips for packed lunches
So you are off to university...there is so much to think about; where you will live, which clubs/societies to join, which pieces of technology you really need to do your course, how to make friends, how to stay safe...the list seems endless. Rarely though do we give a thought to the skills which would be… Continue reading Off to university? Key skills to go with
Vitamin D is needed for the protection (and growth in children) of muscles and bones. It is needed to help the body absorb calcium. There is also growing evidence that it can protect against some long term health conditions. The long and short of it is, it is a vital nutrient. The Scientific Advisory Committee… Continue reading New advice about vitamin D
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
The FODMAP diet is a diet which can reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides (eg. Fructans and Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) - eg in Artichokes (Globe), Artichokes(Jerusalem), Garlic (in large amounts), Leek, Onion (brown, white, Spanish, onion powder), Spring Onion (white part), Shallots, Wheat (in large amounts), Rye (in large amounts),… Continue reading Living on the FODMAP diet
November is always a busy month for me. I attended Food Matters Live at Excel and had the chance to hear some great evidence based talks from researchers and practitioners in the world of food. It was good to see some great innovations being showcased too, (cauliflower rice in microwaveable pouches, seaweed tagliatelle, juice gels… Continue reading Nutrition – food for thought
Globally, 1 in 3 women over 50 and 1 in 5 men over 50 will have a fracture due to osteoporosis or brittle bone disease. Prevention is not as hard as you might think. Encourage our teenagers and young adults to reach 'peak bone mass' by having enough calcium as their skeletons grow Do load bearing… Continue reading The white stuff – are you getting enough?