Dietitian Blog Posts

What exactly is Intermittent Fasting?

24th March 2021 / Laura Clark

Eating behaviours and habits, Weight loss and body composition
Fasting is not a new concept and has been around for thousands of years but what exactly is Intermittent Fasting? Fasting involves alternating food absence with periods of normal food consumption. We break a ‘fast’ every day when we first eat – breakfast even if not at breakfast time. In the ‘diet trend’ sense, intermittent

read more

Colcannon (low fodmap)

20th March 2021 / Julie Thompson

#cabbage, #foodintolerance, #irritablebowelsyndrome, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Potato, Recipes, Uncategorized, colcannon, food, lowfodmap
I haven’t written anything for some time – do forgive me for that, I think I perhaps needed a break but now I am happy to continue with this blog with new vigor. This heartening meal is a traditional Irish dish that is made from simple ingredients and is cheap and filling. Potatoes are an

read more

Are you curious? Can you overfeed a breastfed baby?

15th March 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby
If you would like a PDF download of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. My first baby fed frequently. I mean every 40 minutes or so and as he got older, every time he cried, I offered him the boob. It worked, he settled and he wasn’t a fan of

read more

The truth about caffeine and how it benefits us

3rd March 2021 / Laura Clark

Food and nutrients, Nutrition
It’s the world’s most popular stimulant and a friend to many of us but what’s the truth about caffeine and how it benefits us? Can you imagine mornings without it? How much caffeine should we have? Caffeine is a bit of a fickle friend – routine users of caffeine won’t get the same euphoric effects

read more

When can babies have chocolate? A guide for worried parents

14th February 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby, toddler
If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. “Is it ok to give my baby chocolate?”This is a common question that mums have as there is a lot of conflicting information online about chocolate. Although chocolate is delicious, it is not recommended for babies

read more

What you need to know about SALT

8th February 2021 / Laura Clark

Nutrition, how to lower salt intake; is salt bad for me; how do I eat less salt; what foods are high in salt
Headlines about salt never seem as prevalent as those bashing either fat or sugar, and yet dietary wise, salt is the biggest threat to our health. If salt intake fell by a third, it would prevent 8000 premature deaths in the UK and could save the NHS over £500 million annually. What is it about

read more

What to take into consideration in February if you did Veganuary

2nd February 2021 / Laura Clark

Food and nutrients, Nutrition
Veganuary recruited a record number of signups this year (around 500,000). It continues to trend but against popular belief, not all vegan diets are healthy. Let’s pull back that ‘health halo’ and have a poke around, with a particular focus on the vegan processed food market.  This product research and evidence has been compiled by

read more

Which of the different types of tuna is best for baby?

1st February 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

baby
If you’d like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.We know that during the first few months of a baby’s life, good nutrition is really important. So why is tuna such a great option for your baby? In this blog, I’ll help you to decide which of the

read more

What's the best natural substitute for sugar that’s safe for children?

18th January 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Child, baby, toddler
If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.Not a day goes by without me seeing something on social media or in the news about how evil sugar is, but actually sugar is just a simple carbohydrate and it isn’t bad for children if it’s

read more

Scroll to Top