Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

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

Welcome to Nutrition News! This week we saw some articles on fad diets, sugar reduction, and more! To start off, let’s look at sugar reduction: An update on sugar reduction, especially in light of Christmas promotions: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2017/11/14/sugar-reduction-an-update/ The World Health Organization has released a new publication on sugar and dental…

Top Ten Healthy Breakfasts

Top 10 Breakfast Ideas for Children

Breakfast: The most important meal of the day? Most of us have heard the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but whether this is really the case has recently been brought into question. Breakfast has long been hailed as essential for health, mainly as it was…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

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

Welcome to Nutrition News! This week we saw a variety of topics in the headlines, with lots on the ever-contentious subject of sugar: We saw a couple of articles on Sugar Awareness Week as its tail end spilled into this week: Sugar Awareness Week: Food labels and how to read…

How do I know when my baby is ready for solid foods?

First Finger Foods For Babies Ideas

It’s coming to that VERY exciting time for me when I start thinking about introducing solid foods to my little boy. For me this is such a big deal: putting into practice important aspects of child nutrition – a big part of what I’ve discussed throughout my entire career. I’m…

Nutrition News – This Week In Tweets

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

Welcome to Nutrition News! It’s Sugar Awareness Week from October 30th to November 5th and predictably, sugar has dominated the headlines. Let’s begin: The lowdown on Sugar Awareness Week 2017: http://www.foodactive.org.uk/sugar-awareness-week-2017-guest-blog-whats-the-deal/ Sugar Awareness Week 2017 industry and charity supporters: http://www.actiononsugar.org/sugar-awareness-week/Sugar%20Awareness%20Week%202017/Supporters/Industry%20and%20Charity%20Supporters/index.html Celebrity supporters of Sugar Awareness Week 2017: http://www.actiononsugar.org/sugar-awareness-week/Sugar%20Awareness%20Week%202017/Supporters/Celebrity%20Supporters/index.html Sugar Awareness…

Healthy Ideas For Halloween Fun

With one in three children in year 6 being overweight or obese, festive times like Halloween and Christmas certainly aren’t going to be any help towards bringing levels of childhood obesity down! So I have been looking at some healthy ideas for halloween fun. Halloween Sweets Halloween is yet another…

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 articles on vegetables, obesity, and more! To start off, some major stories around obesity in the UK featured in the headlines: SNP ministers to restrict supermarket offers and restaurant meal sizes in an effort to tackle obesity in Scotland: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/26/snp-plan-tackle-scotlands-obesity-crisis-restricting-supermarket/ Read more…

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…