Passover: nutritional considerations

Passover: nutritional considerations

As is the case for the rest of the population, the dietary habits of minority ethnic groups are affected by a wide variety of factors. Acquiring a better understanding of these can help health professionals to recognise the needs of these groups and help them to make...
Should restaurants list calories on menus?

Should restaurants list calories on menus?

In November’s monthly Journal Club we discussed the strengths and limitations of a study by Roberts et al. 2018 that looked at the calorie content of frequently purchased restaurant meals. The research controversially found that meals from fast food chains contained...
Ramadan: Top tips for eating well

Ramadan: Top tips for eating well

Guest author: Shehnaz Bashir RD, gutsynutrition.co.uk. Instagram: @Gutsy_Dietitian, Twitter: @Gutsy_Dietitian. Shehnaz is an NHS Community Dietitian and Freelance Dietitian with a specialist interest in gut health, living with a stoma and cultural diets. In this blog...
COP26: Why are our food systems not on the menu?

COP26: Why are our food systems not on the menu?

Freelance nutrition writer Ursula Arens wonders why our food systems aren’t on the menu at COP 26 Much thought has been given to the foods offered to delegates attending the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. Menus are ‘climate friendly’ and 80 per cent of...
The death of the calorie?

The death of the calorie?

Focussing on calories has been the gold standard for weight management for decades but, say some experts, it’s an outdated approach. Registered dietitian Juliette Kellow (@juliettekellownutritionist) reviews the pros and cons of calories and delves into their future…...