Dietitian Blog Posts

10 Reasons to do an online Baby Weaning Course

13th November 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby
There are books, baby groups and online courses that will guide you through baby weaning. Here’s why I think that online courses are your best option, and why Happy Healthy Weaning in particular is THE best course on there. 1. You can do it at your own pace in your own time.So for example, when

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The 7 Best Avocado Baby Led Weaning Recipes

26th October 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. Avocados have become a bit of a food trend among the health conscious, and who can blame them?! They are delicious and so rich in nutrition too.I remember those lazy Sunday brunches, before babies, when avocado

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Are assumptions holding you back?

21st October 2020 / Laura Clark

Nutrition, changing behaviour, changing habits, changing negative thinking, confirmation bias, how to lose weight and keep it off, how to stop negative thinking, positive thinking
Do you live in assumption-ville? Last time I chatted about how the brain likes to automate things. Not because it likes to let us down, but because it has to automate stuff to allow our deliberate system to focus on what really matters that day. Can you imagine if we deliberated over what to have

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Making habits stick and why diets don’t help

9th October 2020 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, How to optimise your health and well-being at work
Our brain is the most metabolically active tissue in our body. To state the obvious, it’s quite clever but even the brain has limitations and short-cuts it puts in place to help us navigate information overload. The part of the brain that makes us human, often referred to as the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for

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20 quick & easy baby led weaning sweet potato recipes

5th October 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Family, toddler
The first time I had a sweet potato chip, I thought it was a slightly mouldy carrot!Granted that was back in the late 1990’s and I was a Uni student in Leeds, eating at an uber trendy café (and probably spending far too much of my limited student funds)!A new very trendy place had opened

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Does your child’s Nursery Menu make you worry?

28th September 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby, toddler
How do you feel about your child’s nursery food? Is it nutritious or do you feel there is an over reliance on processed foods? And what about puddings? Does your nursery offer sweet treats, yet you know that sugar should be kept to a minimum in children under 5.I hear lots of interesting views on

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Getting on the Scales – Weighing up the Reasons

21st September 2020 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits
The scales supposedly track our progress towards a goal or serve as a reminder to keep things in check. And now, with the development of wearable devices, we have countless ways in which we can track ourselves – 24 hours a day. On the surface, all this tracking is supposed to act as a motivator

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14 reasons why your Toddler is refusing to eat

14th September 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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It can be incredibly frustrating when you’ve spent hours slaving over a hot stove to have your toddler reject their meal. But before you resort to encouraging them to eat or bribing them with a yummy dessert, let me explain why this happens. 1. Growth. During the first year of life, babies grow really rapidly

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You don't need to try lose weight to help your type 2 diabetes!

11th September 2020 / Emma Townsin

Diabetes is a complex metabolic syndrome where blood sugar levels, also known as blood glucose increase to above the normal range. This is known as “hyperglycemia”- literally high blood glucose. It’s normal for blood sugar to rise following a meal but if it remains high for prolonged periods it can cause some damage in the

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