Nutritional considerations during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of exceptional growth, change, development and sacrifice. The female body undergoes an enormous transformation while it focuses solely on, and prioritises the nourishment of the foetus over itself. Ultimately, the baby is first in line for any nutrients required, often leaving the Mother lacking in critical vitamins and minerals. Ensuring optimal nutrition is…

Health claims on baby packaged foods

Packaged food is always going to be at risk of misleading health claims, with the overuse of persuasive terminology frequently employed to promote a product. So called ‘baby’ products are not immune. Just like packaged foods marketed at adults, these processed foods will have almost anything on the packet to entice a sleep deprived parent. Here is my…

What’s the best diet for weight loss?

As a Dietitian and health professional we are required to keep up to date on topical nutrition issues and maintain our knowledge by doing continuing professional development. To be fair, we never really stop learning, which is fantastic as nutrition science is actually quite a young field of study compared with say medicine which has much…

Product Review – Go Natural Nut Delight Bar

I was excited to sample this new product by Go Natural. It’s a muesli bar that boasts a 4.5 Health Star Rating on the front packet. How did it shape up nutritionally for me? Product specifications Health Claims Gluten Free Cholesterol Free Low Sodium The good stuff This muesli bar measures in at 35g which is nicely portioned…

Open for business

I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to my newest followers and welcome back to all of my faithful followers. You’ve been with me since 2012, I hope that you are all refreshed and ready for the year ahead, or ready to tackle your 2016 health goals. If you are yet to make any, or you’re stuck…