Articles

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.

Exercise induced gastrointestinal syndrome- are you at risk?

Exercise is promoted by health organisations to build heart health and muscular strength etc, but some people experience gut health issues doing it. Why is this? Read more »

Coffee concoctions

Whether we sit in or take out it seems our love affair with coffee just keeps growing. Let’s take a quick look at the effect our choice of coffee may have on our nutrient intake. Read more »

Potatoes – they’re maybe healthier than you think 

Potatoes are often labelled too starchy, too fattening too boring, but is this fair? As we grapple with Covid-19 maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at how eating potatoes nationally could help our health and economic growth Read more »

Look for the opportunities to stay well this Christmas

It’s been a tough year for most of us as we’ve learned to live with Covid-19. Now we are in a holding pattern waiting for a vaccine, there are lots of ways to keep well if we look. Read more »

How to help athletes recognise the mental health risks of sport

Unlike a broken leg, mental health illness is something we can not see. Even athletes may discount their fatigue or depression as just due to training. Find out how to help. Read more »

Are you malnourished?

Malnutrition occurs when a person fails to consume enough energy or protein for their body’s needs. Our needs are constantly changing. Could you be at risk? Find out.. Read more »

Retiring athletes may need to rethink their nutrition

Retirement from sport can happen at any age, in any code and any level of expertise. For many athletes it can mark an important transition in life and lead to better nutrition. Read more »

Sleep for better self-regulation and diet

Are you getting enough sleep? Studies have shown that a chronic lack of sleep can have a major impact on our nutritional well- being, our mental and physical health. Read more »

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