Tag Archives: nutrition

Getting the Christmas Parties Started!

Guest Blog by Sian Porter, Consultant Dietitian & Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association With the festive party season kicking off, there is a tangible sense of excitement and frivolity. For many of us the Christmas period is the one … Continue reading

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French Lessons that can really help

As the challenge of an increasing obesogenic population shows no sign of going away, the deluge of diet regimes, fitness regimes and research that either condemns or promotes certain foods over another continues to flow. How do we begin to … Continue reading

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Dietitians are the gold standard of Food & Nutrition Professionals

Guest Blog by BDA Chairman, Dr Fiona McCullough Dietitians Week (8-12 June 2015), is led by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the dietetic profession nationally and even globally.  The BDA, founded in 1936, … Continue reading

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Breakfast – the best way to start the day

With Breakfast Week taking place between 25th – 31st January 2015, award winning dietician and nutritionist Azmina Govindji explains the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced breakfast and advises on the best breakfasts to suit different lifestyles and needs. Azmina on … Continue reading

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Obesogenic nation – when will we have a strategy with teeth?

Today’s report on weight-loss surgery is another warning to government on the social, economic and personal costs of obesity. It shows that about 5% of those having surgery are aged 25 years or under and 40% of them were ‘super-obese’, … Continue reading

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School food, backs, work and nurses – what we are thinking…

Why do we make food so complicated? New DfE guidelines for school food are supposed to be simpler, will be mandatory for some and not others but we are are unclear as to whether they have  closed loopholes. We visited … Continue reading

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Plain packaging, winter deaths and Jeremy Paxman

I woke this morning to the good news that the government is to launch an independent review of cigarette packaging amid ‘amid continuing calls for action to discourage young smokers’. Sir Cyril Chantler, Chair of University College London Partners, has … Continue reading

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Today is World Hunger Day

Guest blog by Hannah Brearley, Research and Events Administrator at 2020health  At the beginning of this month, in order to raise awareness about the 1.4 billion people currently living in extreme poverty, I took part in an initiative called ‘Live … Continue reading

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