What vitamins and minerals should I give my baby or toddler?

This question has got a little complicated of late, so I’ll try to answer it as simply as possible. For the general population, if they are consuming a healthy, well-balanced diet, more often than not supplementation is unnecessary – unless we are talking about Vitamin D! (I’ve written a blog…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

Nutrition News

Welcome to Nutrition News. This week in the Nutrition News there are articles ranging from milkshakes loaded with calories, the link between cancer and obesity, baby recipe and much more. Below, there are two articles about Diabetes: A new Diabetes Type 1 glucose monitor will be available to all patients…

Mushroom and Chickpea Stroganoff For Babies

Mushroom and Chickpea Stroganoff for babies

When Raffy decided he loved mushrooms, I decided that I didn’t offer them or cook with them at home enough. So I’ve been on the lookout recently for some great mushroom meals to add to his weekly diet. Of course a meal that came up a lot when I was…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

Nutrition News

Welcome to Nutrition News. This week in the Nutrition News there are a variety of articles ranging from taxing processed meat to benefits of nuts in the diet. This week it was all over the headlines articles about the Health Secretary stating that we should be responsible for our own…

Fortifying Flour with Folic Acid

You may have heard a lot of talk recently about folic acid and the potential fortification of flour in the UK. Although for many this may have come out of nowhere, it’s actually been a topic under discussion in the UK for a number of years. Additionally, many countries have…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

Nutrition News

Welcome to Nutrition News. This week in the Nutrition there are articles ranging from gut health to vegan diet and much more. There are many studies linking the gut health with our general health. Read more about it here: A study has found that taking antibiotics in childhood can impact…

Processed Foods: The Pros and Cons – Part 2

The Cons Processed foods are likely to play a role in our diets whether we like it or not. Unless we are on a raw food diet (wouldn’t recommend it) or are trying to eat like our ancestors did millions of years ago, most of us will be consuming some…

Nutrition News – This Week in Tweets

Nutrition News

Welcome to Nutrition News. This week in the Nutrition News there is some revelation of salt content in meat alternative products, advice about vitamin supplements, the environmental impact of our eating habits and much more. This week I wrote about processed food. Also there were many headlines about the salt…

Alpro Porridge Recipe With Rhubarb and Blackberries

Alpro very kindly sent me some samples of their new “unsweetened” range of plant-milks. In return they asked me to create some recipes to go along with the range and to help spread awareness of their new “no sugars” messages. Their aim with this new range is to be all…

Processed Foods: The Pros and Cons – Part 1

The Pros Recently I did some filming for a new one off television documentary (will share more details when I’ve been given the nod to talk about it) all about ‘processed foods’. The topic of processed foods is such a controversial one, and one that often stirs up a lot…