Charlotte Foster


Recent Posts by Charlotte Foster

Breakfast in a Bottle – Friend or Foe?

By Niamh O’ Sullivan BSc (Hons), MSc, RD .     Breakfast choices have hit the headlines with concerns surrounding the sugar contents of popular breakfast cereals and what children are choosing to eat as their first meal of the day.   In the last 10 yea …

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Boosting Your Mood With Food!

By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     With Christmas behind us, short days, long nights and no prospect of  a bank holiday for another few months,  it’s not uncommon to hear people suffering with the “January blues”.   However,  this phrase ofte …

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Food & Fatigue – Eating for Energy!

By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.   How are you? Busy? Tired? Exhausted?   Many of us can relate to the rat race of early starts and late nights – we are busy, busy, busy and it can really take its toll!   Getting the balance of life’s demands d …

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Healthy Eating & Travelling!

By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD   I recently returned from my honeymoon and it got me thinking about how challenging it can be to be mindful about eating healthily when on holiday or when travelling.   We were surrounded by SO much delicious fo …

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Demystifying the differences- Coeliac Disease vs Wheat Intolerance vs Wheat Allergy vs IBS?

By Josie Townsend, MNutr, RD.   When it comes to people avoiding gluten and wheat, there are various conditions you might hear bandied around that sound pretty similar and it can get really confusing! It doesn’t help that many of the conditions (which …

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The cost of gluten-free foods – a barrier to compliance?

By Charlotte Foster BSc Hons, MSc, RD.   One common culinary conundrum surrounding the gluten-free diet is cost! At present, most gluten-free products tend to be more expensive than gluten containing equivalents (1&2).   Studies have been conducted …

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Dietary Dilemma: Entertaining gluten-free!

By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     Although we need food to provide us with nutrition, for many, food is at the heart of friendships and family. It creates a social outlet e.g. meeting for coffee/ going out for lunch/ having dinner.  Yet for …

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Gluten-free Baking!

By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     When speaking to people with coeliac disease about following a gluten-free diet, the reoccurring dissatisfaction relates to manufactured gluten-free bread and the disappointment with nationwide adored past-t …

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An Overview of Coeliac Disease

  In this video, DINE asks some of the public some some key questions on the topic of coeliac disease. Registered Dietitian, Charlotte Foster gives us an overview of the disease and helps unveil the truth behind some common misconceptions.   Make sure …

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Health Effects of Sweeteners

By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     Both natural and artificial, naturally existing in foods and manufactured into food products, sweeteners are everywhere!   But what effect do they have on our health? Are they healthier than sugar? Are they …

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