Dietitian Blog Posts

Dieting: when it’s time to say no

18th May 2020 / Laura Clark

Weight loss and body composition
Mental Health Awareness Week is flying the flag for kindness this week. So, it’s the perfect time to think about how we’re interpreting this for ourselves, particularly when it comes to our quest to lose weight or change our body shape. Dieting often takes us on a merry-go-round of emotions, initially euphoria when our efforts

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How can I make baby led weaning choking foods safer?

18th May 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

According to a recent survey of all of my social media followers, gagging and choking is the number 1 weaning worry. I get it, it was my biggest worry too when I weaned my children.Each day around 40 under-5s are rushed to hospital after choking on something or swallowing something dangerous.I’ve teamed up with Daisy

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Is Sourdough Bread Low FODMAP?

17th May 2020 / Kirsten Jackson

Uncategorized, sourdough bread low FODMAP
You may be wondering if sourdough bread is low FODMAP? Bread is staple part of the diet you will likely miss when doing the low FODMAP process. In this article I will explain which breads you CAN have. Although many breads contain high FODMAP ingredients such as honey, apple and inulin, there are also suitable

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What are the best baby bottles when breastfeeding?

11th May 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

This is a guest post by Registered Dietitian, Gabriella Goodchild.However you choose to feed your baby, you may decide to introduce a bottle at some point. With so many brands and baby bottles to choose from, how do you know which bottle to choose? And what are the best baby bottles when breastfeeding?Why introduce a bottle

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How much protein do you need in lockdown?

28th April 2020 / Laura Clark

Food and nutrients
How much protein do I need in lockdown? I thought it was time to delve into the protein macro again, particularly as our habitual exercise patterns have shifted somewhat. We may be exercising more, or less than usual or altering the type of exercise we’re doing. Lockdown might also have influenced out dietary choices too

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What is the best diet for me? Nutritional genetics may be the missing part of the puzzle

27th April 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

This is a guest post by Helen Phadnis, The Brighton Dietitian What is the best diet to follow? That is the million-dollar question that science has floundered with but is the silver bullet many of us want.  We were recommended a low-fat diet in the 80’s and 90’s, low carbs and high protein in the

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Top 12 plant based snacks for children

13th April 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, Family, toddler
You can’t have missed how popular plant based eating has become. It’s good for us, it’s good for the environment and it can be healthy for our little ones too.It doesn’t mean going all-out vegan. For many of us it’s about including dairy, eggs and meat in our diets, but having it less often. How

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Top tips for the right energy bar for you

2nd April 2020 / Laura Clark

Food and nutrients, Recipes
With all this home living, we may be spending more time in the kitchen and perhaps feeling inspired to bake whether that be for child entertainment or taste bud titillation. For some of us we may break up the snacking frenzy with a bit of work, or to craft an elephant out of a milk

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We’re ready to start weaning at 4 months or 5 months. Is that ok?

30th March 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

I’m sure you will have heard that weaning should start at 6 months, however the average age in the UK for babies starting solid food is 5 months and 1 week.In fact you might be a mummy who thinks their little one is ready to start a little sooner.  Or if you’ve started weaning already, you

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Fibre filled Banana and choc chip muffins

27th March 2020 / Laura Clark

Feeding the family, Recipes
We enjoyed making these today – I like this recipe because it’s super simple and uses cup measures which avoids having to weigh things, which involves me being more hands on and I couldn’t be today because I’m not an octopus. They’re also packed full of fibre – don’t make me work out how much,

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