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There is a presumption that eating healthy is expensive, however this is not the case. In fact, takeaways and ready meals are likely to cost more and end up being less nutritious, higher in calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt. Tips for eating healthy – Batch cooking can save you time and cooking from scratch […]

Healthier snacks – Snacking is when we eat food between our regular meals. Often people wonder if snacking is good for us, this depends largely on the type of snacks we select and the amount we eat. If we plan ahead and are selective, snacks can be a healthy part of our diet. However, some […]

Reducing food wastage – Food wastage is when food that could be eaten by us has been left to go off or is discarded. Certain measures can help reduce this waste. These include doing a food audit, reducing portion sizes, freezing extras, and using leftovers in other recipes. Before shopping for food check what you already […]

During these unprecedented times it is overwhelming for everyone; no schools open, social distancing, self-isolation, limited stock on the supermarket shelves and financial constraints.  Now more than ever planning meals can be a great help. Tips & Alternatives for planning meals: – For foods that come in large quantities e.g. chicken fillets individually pack and […]

Freezing food Freezing food is a great way to minimise space in the fridge, used as an emergency, saves you time, is a great way to store food, retains nutrients and also preserves food. Don’t freeze old food because you don’t want to throw it away the aim of freezing is to keep food to […]

Miracle foods Coronavirus has caused people to seek miracle cures to boost our immune system. People are wanting to protect themselves and are searching for answers especially on how to prevent COVID-19 through diet and fluids. There is lots of misleading information on nutrition at present through media channels; some miracle foods being to drink […]

Coping during COVID-19 This is a difficult time for everyone and for some it may be stressful and panic for the foreseeable future. We could all do with some help on coping during COVID-19!  With kids off school, unemployment, everything closed; everything has come to a halt.  However, we must follow government guidelines for self-isolating […]

Know Your Numbers 2018 One You Merton is encouraging people to get their blood pressure checked for Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers Week which runs from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September 2018.  More than 5 million people have high blood pressure in the UK and aren’t aware of it, that’s why it’s called […]

Nutrition on the Go Many of us are consuming more calories than we realise – an average of 200 to 300 extra calories per day. Over time, these extra calories can creep up on us and cause unhealthy weight gain. Eating out has also become commonplace, and now a quarter of our calories come from […]

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018 – Nutritious food and hydration are an essential component of physical and mental well-being. We can always make simple changes to improve our own and our families’ nutrition and hydration. What is good nutrition? ‘Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – […]