Childhood Obesity

The topic of childhood obesity has been hitting the headlines more and more frequently over the last year and is referred to as an epidemic.  Rates of childhood obesity are at their highest with an estimated 20% of 5 years old (reception children) and 33% of 11-year-olds (school year 6) recorded as overweight or obese and boys much more likely …

Healthy Fats and Bad Fats

This can be quite a confusing topic.  People often still have the belief that all fats are bad for us thanks to media messages over the last few decades. This article is designed to help you navigate the world of fats and understand the latest research. Fats – What you need to know! Since the 1980’s those who have wanted to …

Don’t say DETOX!

  DETOX….or rather DON’T SAY DETOX! It’s January and the pressure is on to be a new improved you.  Everywhere you look it seems to be “detox” this, “clean eating” that and ”fad diet” the other.  I wanted to share with you my thoughts on these detox diets because I feel they are dangerous and because I don’t want you …

Nutrition and Fertility

This is an article on Nutrition and Fertility that I wrote for Infertility UK magazine.  Enjoy! —– Starting a family isn’t always straightforward and, according to the latest NHS figures, around 1 in 6 couples have difficulty conceiving. 100 years ago large families were the norm and, with food budgets small, people ate a diet that was entirely unprocessed, largely …

Lunchbox Helper

Do you need a lunchbox helper?  Are you forever wondering what to give your child at school lunchtime? Having a healthy lunch as a growing child is extremely important.  Some of the benefits include: Maximising nutrient intake to support growth and development Refuelling them after a long morning of learning & play Helps give them energy throughout the afternoon Provides brain …

PAMPs and Health

PAMPS – what on earth are they?! Standing for “Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns” and discovered by the University of Leicester, these harmful bacterial are thought to increase a person’s risk of diseases such as coronary artery disease and type 2 Diabetes. Announced in February this year by the University, this finding is potentially huge.  The PAMPs are found on processed …

Surviving the BBQ Season

  The Great British BBQ!! Have you tried for the last few months to eat well and get your body looking a little healthier for summer and then “BAM” barbecue season hits and threatens to derail all your hard work and make you pile on the pounds again?  If this is a yes for you then read on – this article …

Surviving Christmas Without Gaining Weight

It happens to us all – party season starts and the waist band gets tighter! This blogs helps you to survive Christmas without gaining weight. Christmas is a wonderful time of year where we spend time with friends and family and eat, drink and be merry. Christmas doesn’t have to mean than on the first of January you sit in …

Baked Scotch Eggs

These healthier baked scotch eggs are delicious and are great hot as a meal or cold in lunchboxes. They are simple to make and so much healthier than any scotch egg you can buy in the supermarkets. Enjoy Janet x Ingredients 9 medium sized organic eggs 10 best quality herb sauces (or plain & fresh herbs) 200gr Dried breadcrumbs flour …