Be Allergy Aware – New campaign highlights food allergy law

Be Allergy Aware - New campaign highlights food allergy law

With new legislation on allergen labelling coming into force this month, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is hosting a campaign to inform businesses of their responsibilities to label food correctly.   The Be Allergy Aware campaign was created by the Greater Gwent Food Group – a partnership between Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport City […]

5 foods for that’ll boost your winter workout with Ollie Ollerton

Ollie Ollerton

While exercising keeps you fighting fit, it should also go hand in hand with food and nutrition. You need to fuel your body with the right foods, especially during the cold, winter months. And ex-Special Forces soldier and founder of Battle Ready 360, a fitness, wellbeing and nutrition subscription programme, Ollie Ollerton explains why food can help fight off unwanted flu’s […]

How to prevent osteoporosis

Coeliac Ali Walsh looks into preventing the condition that affects those with lower bone mineral density. When I think about gluten-free, I often only think about food. What can I eat? What’s off-limits? Where can I get a decent pie? But when I first got diagnosed with coeliac disease back in the nineties, there was […]

Biopsies unnecessary for majority of childhood coeliac diagnoses

Biopsies unnecessary for the majority of childhood coeliac diagnoses The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) has issued new guidance to physicians on the diagnosis of coeliac disease in children, recommending the no-biopsy approach at diagnosis for the majority of children suspected of having the disease. The new guidelines recommend that testing […]

Are you getting enough fibre?

Are you getting enough fibre? (And what to do about it if you’re not) Ali Walsh finds out… Exactly one year ago, I was wearing a hospital gown and about to undergo general anaesthetic. Why? How can I put this delicately? Let’s just say some skin in a certain area kept splitting and the doctors […]

Two Day Fibre Plan

Two Day Fibre Plan by Anna Mapson of Goodness Me Nutrition This Two Day Fibre Plan features in ‘Are you getting enough fibre?‘, “I consulted Anna Mapson of Goodness Me Nutrition for some helpful suggestions. She’s the registered nutritional therapist I went to for my gut reset so I know and trust her well. Her […]

New NHS consultation on gluten-free prescriptions in Staffordshire

NHS are asking for your views on prescriptions in their Gluten-Free Survey. If you’re from the Staffordshire, then they want to hear from you! The NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit are asking for feedback about gluten-free prescriptions. Go straight to survey More than 16,00 prescriptions for gluten-free foods were written between June ’18 […]

Gluten-Free for Kids

Gluten-free for kids: Christine Bailey shows us how to keep the little ones healthy and happy without making unpopular food sacrifices… It can be difficult enough encouraging your children to eat a nutrient-rich diet, but if your child is coeliac or suffering with gluten sensitivity, switching to a gluten-free diet can bring with it additional […]