Dietitian Blog Posts

Sweeteners

6th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
Sweeteners By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. With the desire to live a “sugar-free” existence becoming more popular, the food industry has responded with a boom in sales of sweeteners (with the sweetener sector now valued at ~£60million) (1). Sweeteners can be derived from natural sources and so are deemed to be “natural” as

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A collection of “In-vogue superfoods”… are they really so fabulous for our health?

5th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
The 2015 collection of “In-vogue” foods… are they really so fabulous for our health? By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. At certain points of the year, mainly New Year and the run up to summer,  it there tends to be an onslaught of social media posts and comments relating to the “let’s get bikini

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Sugar & Sugar Free Diets

5th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
Sugar & Sugar Free Diets By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. Talk on following a “sugar free” diet has become so prevalent in recent years that I’m pretty sure that even tribal communities in far flung regions of our planet have had conversations about this latest dietary craze! We feel it is important to

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Healthy Eating & Travelling!

5th August 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
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 food. The choice of several incredible restaurants to

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Build safe food sets. Great when your older child still won’t eat.

4th August 2021 / Stephanie Fade

ADHD, ARFID, ED recovery, Uncategorized, anxiety, autism, eating disorders, eating disorders recovery, parenting, sensory modulation, sensory modulation disorder, sensory processing, sensory processing disorder, trauma
When you have a tween or teen who still only eats a very limited diet you need to take action. When a young person eats fewer than about 10 different foods they are at risk of nutritional deficiencies and it may prevent them growing properly. Your child might be a healthy weight, underweight or overweight

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Fussy baby at the breast: Why is my baby crying?

2nd August 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby
If your baby is fussy at the breast and you’re not sure why, take a look through the following list of potential reasons, along with the solutions and hopefully this will answer your questions. Baby’s having a growth spurt.Growth spurts are common in babies and are a time when they often become fussy. They can

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Health Effects of Sweeteners

30th July 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
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 bad for our health? We want to take a closer look. To

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Happy Easter!

30th July 2021 / Charlotte Foster

Food For Thought
Happy Easter! By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD. The giving and receiving of eggs at Easter is a tradition spanning centuries. Traditionally, Easter eggs came from poultry not the confectionery aisle in the supermarket! Hen or duck eggs were decorated by hand and this tradition is still practised in some cultures and religions today.

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Baby Led Weaning Pancakes

21st July 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, baby, toddler
Pancakes have long been a favourite in our house and now my children are older they make their own! Whether you prefer them sweet or savoury, you can’t go wrong by suggesting them as a weekend breakfast or as a mid afternoon snack. You might be wondering when it’s OK for your baby to eat them especially

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Behind the scenes of ‘that Slimming World Feeling’

14th July 2021 / Laura Clark

Behind the Headlines, Weight loss and body composition
Over my career I have seen countless women who have been back to Slimming World countless times. This is not a coincidence that it fails so many, and sadly yo-yoing in weight has been shown to put our health at risk, in itself so it is not ok that slimming clubs will welcome back repeated

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