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School Food Culture

September 17, 2016
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British Food Fortnight and School Food Culture

Inspiring insights from School Ambassadors on UK Health Radio

 

With British Food Fortnight running from 17th September to the 2nd October 2016 there’s no better time to celebrate the outstanding achievements of so many […]

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Cooking with Children

September 6, 2016
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Traditionally family recipes and secrets would be passed down in the kitchen with generations cooking together but as lifestyles have got busier finding time to teach some of these basic life skills has diminished. It undoubtedly requires extra time to prepare and cook with children and the home […]

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All about Gluten!

September 4, 2016
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When talking all about gluten who better to interview than Dr. Tom O’Bryan one of the worlds leading experts in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and Autoimmunity. Hearing what gluten actually is and what it does inside everyone’s body is hugely insightful especially when gluten […]

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Organic milk, eggs and meat, what are the benefits?

August 25, 2016
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Organic food has been a hotly debated topic for many years and opting to buy organic milk, eggs and meat very often comes down to personal choice. Factors that influence consumers can include ethical farming, nutrient profile and health benefits. If it’s organic we know it […]

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Get Fruity – how to get children to eat more fruit!

July 14, 2016
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Eating your ‘five a day’ has become mainstream advice but still children are falling short of this minimum recommendation with latest research suggesting children aged between 5-15 eat an average of 3 a day and low fruit diets can increase the risk of disease in adulthood […]

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What could School Food Culture look like?

July 8, 2016
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School food culture is hot topic right now in a move to engage schools with public health and promote well-being. If children and ultimately parents understand more about food, nutrition and the value of the dining experience the effect could be huge. When I think back to […]

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Fats explained

July 7, 2016
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Understanding which fats are good and which fats are bad has to be one of the most controversial topics of dietary health advice and even now some of the messages continue to be misleading. Fats are essential for our health, energy and metabolism. A fatty membrane surrounds every […]

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Foods to keep the Heart Healthy

June 5, 2016
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The UK’s single biggest killer is heart disease. Emerging evidence suggests children/teenagers with high blood pressure and cholesterol may well carry this with them into adulthood. This, together with increasing obesity and diabetes rates mean optimal health in adulthood can be compromised. Understanding more about how […]

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Be salt aware

May 11, 2016
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An awareness of salt levels in our foods and it’s impact on our cardiovascular health is certainly not a new concept and the latest media reports suggest that levels of salt are slowly decreasing in part due to the manufacturers, retailers and public awareness. As the public […]

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Why the body needs potassium

April 21, 2016
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Potassium like all other minerals has a specific role in the body and works alongside other nutrients to support our optimal health. The World Health Organisation published recommendations for both adults and children in 2012, suggesting an increase in potassium rich foods may reduce the risk of cardiovascular […]

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The Food Teachers View from Qatar: Promoting Health in the Battle against Obesity

March 30, 2016
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Visiting Doha in Qatar to see first hand how a country are working to address their alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes was an amazing experience. The launch of a Healthy Food Initiative at the 7th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (#QIFF2016) was one example […]

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Get Childhood Constipation Moving!

March 29, 2016
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Childhood constipation is extremely common and depending on criteria used it is believed to affect between 5-30% of the child population. Symptom based criteria includes reduction of bowel movements, faecal incontinence and a change of stool consistency. Individuals can have very different bowel times but optimal transit […]

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