Nutrition is constantly in the media and as Dietitians we endeavour to monitor scientific change and balance it with practical application and the enjoyment of food.
Energy deficiency is not just a problem of third world countries. It can be found in our hospitals, schools and kindergartens, rest homes and on our sports fields. It can affect over and underweight people.
While some supplements are well recognised as being useful to performance others can lead to positive drug testing and disqualification as well as endanger long-term health. Read more
When taking on new things it can help to look back at something else in life that you found hard initially, yet achieved. To remind yourself that you are capable of stepping outside your present comfort zone to achieve new things Read more
A child can build their confidence and self esteem if monitoring their growth rate is accompanied by positive health messages about weight, fitness and energy to achieve in life. Read more
Stress fractures are not just a problem for athletes who overtrain. They can affect anybody as they also relate to lifestyle and nutrition choices. Find out if you at risk. Read more
Organic foods are more expensive but as more farms convert to organic food production the costs do come down and the savings to the environment by reducing pollution and conserving water and soil quality may, in the long-term, be money well spent Read more
Despite the proliferation of information linking a healthy diet with weight control the rates of obesity around the world continue to grow.1
Could it be that adults and children misperceive their weight or lack the self- efficacy to make changes?
Distance running and “fun runs” (and walks) of varying length and degree of difficulty are becoming popular, attracting family and community groups; recreational and elite participants. Paying attention to sports nutrition can improve an athletes performance and enjoyment of these events Read more