Dietitian Blog Posts

Do you know what the most nutritious store cupboard baby led weaning foods are?

8th June 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

I’ve had lots of questions these last few weeks from worried Mums who were due to start weaning but are now concerned that they won’t be able to access the ingredients they need because of lockdown and so I thought I would put together this post on weaning with store cupboard ingredients to show you

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Spanish Fish Stew

6th June 2020 / Catriona Huntly

Healthy Recipes, Weight Loss Recipes
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What is the best pre-pregnancy diet to optimise fertility?

1st June 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Family, baby
This is a guest post by Registered Dietitian, Claire Pettit of CP NutritionFor anyone trying to have a baby, I’m sure you will have seen the wealth of suggestions and advice available on the internet about how to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Although we all want to do the best we can to

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Self-isolation: You don't owe the world weight loss

30th May 2020 / Emma Townsin

,Unless you’ve been a ,media ninja, avoiding the messages preying on your insecurities during this lockdown (and hats off to you!), you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the ,harms, of weight gain during COVID. Perhaps these messages have made you a little worried. Or perhaps they have worsened anxiety and stress during this

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Weaning Week Awards Finalist

28th May 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

WOW!I can’t quite believe it.I’ve just found out that I’ve been nominated in three categories for the Weaning Week Awards! I’m gobsmacked! But also delighted. The three categories I’m up for are:😊Best Blog😊Best Instagram Influencer Account😊Best Online AccountI started ‘The Children’s Nutritionist’ 2 years ago to help new mums get the right information on food

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Is weight loss surgery a quick fix to reduce Covid-19 risks?

27th May 2020 / Stephanie Fade

Uncategorized, bariatric surgery, covid 19, losing weight, weight loss, weight loss surgery
Bariatric or weight loss surgery Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35 and to an even greater extent having a BMI over 40 significantly increases our risk of requiring mechanical ventilation if we are admitted to ITU with Covid-19. In the UK around 3.6% of adults have a BMI over 40. This equates to almost

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Why you should practice pace feeding when bottle-feeding your baby

25th May 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

What is paced feeding?Pace feeding is a new bottle feeding technique that allows your baby to be in control of how much and how quickly they feed. The technique strengthens the attachment between you and your baby. It mimics the way a baby would feed if breastfeeding and can prevent overfeeding therefore reducing the risk

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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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More than a calorie

12th May 2020 / Emma Townsin

Food Science, Intuitive Eating
There’s a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes within our bodies. Iron carries oxygen through our bloodstream, potassium maintains salt balance in our cells, phosphate turns molecules into energy, calcium moves our muscles while magnesium keeps our hearts beating. Meanwhile, the organs and tissues these compounds are supplying are built from protein,

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