A new study in The Lancet has found that a poor diet is more deadly than tobacco. Unhealthy eating now accounts for 11 million deaths worldwide, (compared with 8 million tobacco deaths) mostly as a result of heart disease, followed by cancers and Type 2 diabetes.
The study found that these deaths were associated with diets low in whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds and omega-3 fatty acids
I have developed a recipe book promoting affordable healthy eating and food waste reduction messages for the Sainsbury’s £10 million Waste Less, Save More campaign.
Working in partnership with the Hubbub Foundation, Sainsbury’s and Southwark Council, I developed, researched, wrote and curated recipes and created an accompanying meal plan based on these recipes. The book also features food waste reduction and food safety advice.
The Sainsbury’s ‘Waste Less, Save More, Eat Well’ recipe book which I wrote was featured as a case study on the British Dietetic Association’s website during this year’s Dietitians Week highlighting how dietitians ‘Do Prevention’.
Day 3 of the campaign focused on Public Health and Primary Prevention, looking at how registered dietitians work with populations and prevent conditions such as malnutrition, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes developing in the first place.
I was pleasantly surprised earlier today to discover that I have been awarded the British Dietetic Association’s Roll of Honour Award in recognition of my work on the Nutrition and Hydration Digest.
The most interesting part is that I didn’t even know that I was nominated! The Digest is one of the five key documents forming national hospital food standards in England, with impact on standards across the UK and ultimately on hospital catering.
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Doing life well matters to me – I am passionate about women reaching their full potential in life and business and frequently receive questions about this so I’ll be sharing tips on how to. This is also the reason why I run a number of coaching programmes designed to equip women to reach their full potential. For women who recognise they are made for more than where they are at present – these programmes are about getting you unstuck, building your confidence and mastering the pieces of your life in order to get you to where you desire to be.
We all need encouragement in the various seasons of life so there will be posts to inspire, motivate and encourage you on your journey. We also need reminders and perspective about what really matters and what we need to invest our time (i.e life) in. Finally, downtime is required to rest, refresh and recharge so there’ll be posts on this too.
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