Winter Warming Minestrone Soup & Cheesy Scones…

This old winter favourite of mine takes me back to my childhood and is sure to be a well-balanced, winter warming and delicious meal. To make the soup Serves – 4-6 Ingredients: 1 tbsp oil 1 onion 2 cloves chopped garlic 2 chopped celery sticks 1 chopped red pepper 2…

The Dieting Dilemma: Obesity and food industry profits…

  A recent article in the Guardian entitled “Fat profits: how the food industry cashed in on obesity” and a television programme entitled: “The Men who made us Thin” provided an expose of the way in which the food industry is making money out of people who consider themselves overweight…..twice….

Childhood Obesity and Food Marketing…

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There is always controversy in the food and nutrition world. One of the most disputed and complicated area of nutrition is the question of responsibility. Ultimately, what we want to know is: ‘Whose responsibility is it to fix the obesity epidemic’? Should Government be taking control of the problem? Is…

Ask a Nutritionist: Q and As on Nutrition and School Kids…

Q1. Should schools have a say which foods the children should bring to the school? Why? Yes. With one in three children in year 6 now overweight or obese we need to start seeing combined efforts from parents, schools, health professionals, the food industry and the Government in order to…

Butter Vs Margarine: What will you be choosing..?

I came across this interesting video looking at how butter is made which inspired me to share it and discuss the age old argument of Butter Vs Margarine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwb2uZLSLhw The question of whether butter or margarine are better for our health is an ongoing controversial issue in the nutrition world….

Fruit Juice Vs Whole Fruits…

With the Government pushing their 5-A-Day messages and health professionals constantly promoting the benefits of fruits and vegetables, you would hope that people are starting to get the message to “just eat more”. However, as is always the case with anything ‘nutrition’, there has been some conflicting information and confusion…

Processed foods linked to allergy risk in infants…

A new study undertaken in the UK has found that babies eating diets higher in real, fresh and homemade food were less likely to develop food allergies than babies who were fed predominantly on processed or packaged foods.   This is something that health professionals have been shouting about for years. Children’s…

Packed Lunches and Your Child: What should they be eating..?

Recently SR Nutrition was asked to appear on BBC Radio Two for a quick chat about Children’s Lunch Boxes! Unfortunately because we’re so busy of late, we couldn’t make it, so thought we would write some tips and information here; it certainly seems to be a popular topic at the…

More Anti-Sugar Campaigns…

Reports on the negative effects of sugar have recently been storming the press, and if you haven’t read any of the coverage it’s time to get up to date now. Professor Lustig has been a catalyst for the fight against sugar and the sugar industries and now there is yet…

Enough horsing around: The low down on eating meat…

With the “horse meat scandal” recently gripping our attention in the press, we thought it was about time to set the story straight and help our readers to understand the dire situation we currently have with our meat purchasing practices. Meat is a source of iron, protein and provides a…