Harvest time

It’s harvest festival time again. A time when we think about all the wonderful things we have to eat. All of nature’s finest larder items. Purple sprouting broccoli, squash of many colours and shapes, blackberries and hundreds of varieties of apple. We are fast forgetting the rhythm of the seasons as fruit and vegetables areContinue reading “Harvest time”

Vitamin supplements – should we take them?

I was recently told about this article which was published in Nature as a News Feature. It is a long and detailed article looking at what we know about vitamin supplements for the general population. It concludes that studies need to be designed better and we need to be better at analysing the data in orderContinue reading “Vitamin supplements – should we take them?”

Eating your greens

There has been some interesting research published recently about children eating their vegetables. Check out http://www.nutritionsociety.org/blog/paper-month-nudge-children-eat-more-vegetables for more details.   It goes to show that if you don’t offer a variety of vegetables, children will not have the chance to try them. I meet lots of parents who say their children won’t eat vegetables. What they oftenContinue reading “Eating your greens”

What are we telling people!?

I was recently informed by my midwife that I had slightly low iron levels. They were not low enough warrant my taking supplements but I was advised to eat more green vegetables. I was horrified, although not totally surprised by this advice. I would have to eat a lot of green veg to improve myContinue reading “What are we telling people!?”

Christmas the healthy way

Christmas is a time to remember an event a long time ago but we tend to go a bit overboard on the food! Like any party, there are certain things we feel like we must have – I include myself in that. The average person puts on a few pounds over Christmas. So, what canContinue reading “Christmas the healthy way”

Change4Life Supermeals

When Change4Life launched I thought it was a positive initiative, although very misinformed. Living and working at the time in a very deprived part of south east London with a high proportion of the population from minority ethnic communities, I felt that though the messages were great, they would not reach our population. They mightContinue reading “Change4Life Supermeals”