Food For Thought

Breakfast in a Bottle – Friend or Foe?

16th January 2017 / Charlotte Foster

Breakfast, Food For Thought, bottle, breakfast bottle
By Niamh O’ Sullivan BSc (Hons), MSc, RD .     Breakfast choices have hit the headlines with concerns surrounding the sugar contents of popular breakfast cereals and what children are choosing to eat as their first meal of the day.   In the last 10 years the breakfast market has been transformed from the

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Boosting Your Mood With Food!

14th January 2017 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     With Christmas behind us, short days, long nights and no prospect of  a bank holiday for another few months,  it’s not uncommon to hear people suffering with the “January blues”.   However,  this phrase often trivialises the issue of feeling low in mood or suffering with depression.  

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Food & Fatigue – Eating for Energy!

22nd November 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.   How are you? Busy? Tired? Exhausted?   Many of us can relate to the rat race of early starts and late nights – we are busy, busy, busy and it can really take its toll!   Getting the balance of life’s demands during daylight hours can be

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Healthy Eating & Travelling!

15th October 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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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 dine at,

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Demystifying the differences- Coeliac Disease vs Wheat Intolerance vs Wheat Allergy vs IBS?

21st May 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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By Josie Townsend, MNutr, RD.   When it comes to people avoiding gluten and wheat, there are various conditions you might hear bandied around that sound pretty similar and it can get really confusing! It doesn’t help that many of the conditions (which may require the exclusion of gluten-containing and wheat-containing foods) share similar symptoms. We hope to clarify and

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The cost of gluten-free foods – a barrier to compliance?

15th May 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc Hons, MSc, RD.   One common culinary conundrum surrounding the gluten-free diet is cost! At present, most gluten-free products tend to be more expensive than gluten containing equivalents (1&2).   Studies have been conducted to examine the barrier of cost and whether it influences compliance to the gluten-free diet, highlighting mixed

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Dietary Dilemma: Entertaining gluten-free!

15th May 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     Although we need food to provide us with nutrition, for many, food is at the heart of friendships and family. It creates a social outlet e.g. meeting for coffee/ going out for lunch/ having dinner.  Yet for some who have a food intolerance or allergy e.g.

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Gluten-free Baking!

30th April 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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By Charlotte Foster BSc (Hons), MSc, RD.     When speaking to people with coeliac disease about following a gluten-free diet, the reoccurring dissatisfaction relates to manufactured gluten-free bread and the disappointment with nationwide adored past-time of baking!     Here at DINE, we are passionate about getting people back into the kitchen and re-engaged

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Health Effects of Sweeteners

24th March 2016 / Charlotte Foster

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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.  

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