Dawn Shotton


Recent Posts by Dawn Shotton

Diabetes Resolution Trial with Dietwise

Dietwise has also been delivering a very low calorie meal replacement programme in Newcastle as part of an evidence based trial.  Dawn has been helping people who have Type II diabetes lose weight and reduce their medications for diabetes by restrictin …

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Mama’s & Papa’s – Nutrition Advice

Dietwise has been busy last month, and this, advising mums-to-be in Mama’s and Papa’s Stores at Stockton and Gateshead.  Our new registered dietitian, April Haithwaite, has been available in store to answer questions and give advice regarding breast fe …

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Haemochromatosis

Dietwise has (also) been keeping busy attending a haemochromatosis event in Newcastle.  This is a condition where people store too much iron in the body.  April went to an information event for people who are living with haemochromatosis and advised on …

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NOSH Programme – Fun with Food!

The NOSH programme offers great family fun activities during the school holiday – with a bit of tasty food thrown in too! Families who attended the most recent events held at the Laurel Avenue Community Centre on the 18th and 19th February and at Giles …

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Eat Well – A Balanced Diet

In order to stay healthy and make sure that our bodies are getting all the nutrition they need, it is important to eat a variety of foods from each of the major food groups. Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are broken down in the body to glucose. They prov …

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Valentines Menu Ideas – Starters

STARTERS Baked Tortilla Chips with Salsa 2 Soft Whole-wheat flour tortillas 1 Large tomato finely chopped ½ Medium Red onions finely chopped ¼ Cucumber finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh coriander chopped ½ lime squeezed 1 pinch of ground black pepper   Pre-h …

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Valentines Menu Ideas – Desserts

DESSERTS Lemon and Raspberry trifles 175g lower fat soft cheese 70g low-fat vanilla yogurt ½ lemon zest finely grated and 1 tbsp juice 125g frozen / fresh raspberries 4 sponge fingers broken into pieces   Beat the cheese with a wooden spoon until smoot …

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Valentines Menu Ideas – Main Course

MAIN COURSE Sirloin Steak and spring onion mash with broccoli 2 pieces of steak 0.5kg of potatoes peeled and cut into chunks 1 tsp of vegetable oil 3 spring onions finely chopped 2 tbsp 1% fat milk 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped 125g broccoli florets 1 p …

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Mental Health Awareness – Time to Talk Day – 7 February 2019

Food for Good Mood key dietary tips to keep you feeling on top Eat regularly – avoid skipping meals and try to establish a pattern of eating to help avoid mood dips. Avoid too much sugar – reduce sugary drinks, sweets, cakes, biscuits and chocolate and …

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Cancer Awareness Day – 4 February 2019

  5 Dietwise Tips for preventing Cancer 1. Keep to a healthy weight It is not clear why, but people who carry extra weight are more likely to suffer a cancer that those who are in a healthier weight range.  Make sure you eat well and exercise regularly …

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