Immune Boosting Breakfasts for Pregnant Women…

Immunity can be compromised during pregnancy as both mother and baby have an increased need for many macronutrients. When pregnant it’s always important to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that you can get all the macro and micro nutrients your body needs to support your health and…

Nutrition News – This Week In Tweets

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to Nutrition News! This week we have articles on sugar, avocados, obesity, and more! To start off, avocados were a hot topic in the headlines this week: Are low fat avocados really necessary? https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2017/10/12/heres-a-new-low-fat-avocado-but-is-it-really-necessary/#5362075c7b26 Low fat avocados are just an example of how society “demonises all types of fat”:…

Peanut Butter Flapjacks

I’ve been working on flapjack recipes for a long while now, and I never seem to get them right. Trying to make them too “healthy” doesn’t work. In all honesty the oats need the sugar to stick together well. However, this recipe has a much lower sugar content than many…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to Nutrition News! With World Obesity Day on October 11, this edition will feature many issues around obesity that were called to attention in the headlines this week, as well as the usual range of nutrition concerns! Let’s start off with the hot topic of the week: Find out…

Vitamin D Recommendations

Vitamin D Recommendations

I get many comments about vitamins and how they can benefit you. So, to cut through the confusion here is a summary of what vitamin D recommendations there are. In a change to previous advice, SACN is now recommending new vitamin D recommendations as follows: a new reference nutrient intake (RNI)…

Nutrition News – This Week In Tweets

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to Nutrition News! We have a packed edition for you this week featuring a wide range of different nutrition-related stories with something for everyone! Let’s get started! To kick off, pesto pulled a lot of weight in the headlines this week: Pesto, salad dressing and cous cous: the unhealthiest…

Specialist Diets For Children: Are they a good idea?

There has been lots in the news recently about children’s food products and children’s ‘diets’, especially as there are now a few children’s “paleo” food brands. This is quite disturbing and I know a lot of negative attention has been given about these. As a result, I thought I’d put…

Nutrition News – This Week In Tweets

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to Nutrition News! We have a range of articles for you today on topics from fad diets to organic foods! To start off, a few articles on obesity and related issues in the UK: The figures point to obesity and age being main contributing factors to Caesarean birth rise:…

The Four Pillars of Holiday Relaxation

The Four Pillars of Holiday Relaxation

I’ll soon be heading off to the Dominican Republic. I’ve been feeling a need for a holiday for a while now, especially with a new baby AND a house-move in the last few months. I find a holiday is one of best ways to de-stress, relax and take time away…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

Nutrition News from Nutrition Consultant and Media Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed

Welcome to Nutrition News! This week we’ve seen quite a range of articles on topics from obesity to clean eating. To start off, let’s look at some articles related to poor diet and obesity that featured in the headlines this week: Next is selling plus sized clothing for children as…