Baby’s First Christmas: Weaning Time…

Christmas is a great time to start weaning your baby, but it is also a great time to allow your little one to get used to a variety of Christmas tastes and flavours. See below for our tips on offering food to baby at Christmas time.   Offer plenty of…

Baby’s First Christmas Dinner…

 This dish should make two servings of baby’s meal but this depends on their age and weaning stage. Ingredients: 150g mashed or minced cooked turkey ¼ onion chopped finely 1 small potato, peeled & chopped finely ¼ cup of cabbage ¼ small swede, peeled & chopped finely 1 tbsp sprouts,…

Why are we getting so fat..?

Ok, so come on. Who doesn’t like a couple of biscuits with their tea or a piece of chocolate cake at their favourite café – or even a steaming bag of fish and chips on a winter’s night? The question is when and how did these little treats turn into…

Weaning baby: First foods to try…

When first introducing solid foods to your baby it is a good idea to try and offer as many homemade dishes as possible. Jarred baby foods are OK to offer every now and then for convenience, but try to avoid offering these more than about once a week. Instead make…

Checking for sugar in your food…

In order to improve health it is important to cut down on the amount of added sugar we have in our diet. However, for many people what constitutes as “added sugar” is a bit of a mystery! Talking to clients, friends and family, many feel that they don’t eat much…

Sugar: The Bitter Truth…

If I haven’t convinced you that sugar consumption is paramount in the obesity epidemic please let America’s Professer Lustig give it a shot in this fantastic (yet very scientific) video conference:   http://youtu.be/dBnniua6-oM…

Politician backs anti-food industry campaign…

An article in the Guardian came out today which noted that the shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has called for a law to be made to regulate how much fat, salt and sugar is being added to foods. He said “There are some products on the market that are so full…

Label Reading – Making consumers aware…

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News is widespread that the UK Government are introducing a new Front-of-Pack Food Labelling system, as of next summer. The idea behind the new system is that consumers will be able to see “at a glance” whether the foods they are eating are healthy or not in order to allow…

To Go or Not to Go… Choosing Organic?

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There has been a lot of recent media hype around the topic of organic foods. This hype has been in response to a study from Stamford University, which was intended to review evidence for the health effects of organic foods.  The main conclusions of the study – the one that…

Finally a real campaign to fight obesity..!

I was so pleased when I woke up this morning to an email containing this video! For such a long time the food industry has had such a detrimental influence on the foods we eat and the drinks we consume, and as small organisations or even individual professionals, it is…