Author: Louise Robertson

Courgetti and Carrot Salad

It’s a good habit to always include vegetables or salad with your meals. If looking for a salad, don’t despair if you don’t have any lettuce in the fridge, you can make any veg into a salad! This salad just uses 2 vegetables; carrots and courgettes. If you don’t have a julienne peeler or a spiralizer, then making a grated version would work just as well. Ingredients 1 Courgette 1-2 Carrots Flaked almonds 1-2 teaspoons of flavoured oil (bought or make your own!) Method Julienne, spiralise or grate the courgette and carrots Heat a frying pan and dry toast the flakes...

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10 Reasons to Trust a Dietitian

In honour of Dietitians week 2017 we though we would create our first YouTube video!! We take a look at 10 reasons you can trust a dietitian for nutritional advice. Excuse the small children (multitasking child care and filming) and stray husbands! You have to be qualified to degree level to work as a dietitian. The term ‘Dietitian’ is a legally protected title which means you have to be qualified as a dietitian to call yourself one. Dietitians have to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice. This means we have to adhere to...

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Dietitians, Evidence and Expertise: What is evidence based practice?

Happy Dietitians week! 12th -16th June 2017 is the 4th annual Dietitians week run by the British Dietetic Association. The theme this year is ‘Evidence and Expertise’, highlighting the importance of evidence based nutrition and that dietitians are best placed to interpret scientific evidence into dietary advice. There is a lot of nutrition ‘noise’ and ‘nutribabble’ on social media and we need to make sure that dietitians stand out from the crowd as the experts in nutrition. As dietitians our tag line is often ‘evidence based nutrition’, but what do we actually mean by this and why is it...

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How to write a dietetic blog

Why should you write a dietetic blog? As a dietitian, why should you be on social media or write a dietetic blog? The internet is awash with wellness and health bloggers who base their advice on personal experience rather than science. The advice portrayed could lead to nutritional deficiencies and potential health problems in the future. Encouraging people to cut whole food groups out of their diets for ‘health’ is not right for everyone. Cutting out grains could lead to a decrease in fibre which is not good for gut health. Cutting out dairy foods can lead to a decrease in...

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Making the Most of Media in Nutrition and Dietetics; Speaking at the Yorkshire BDA Branch Meeting

In March, I presented at the Yorkshire branch of the BDA’s event ‘Making the most of media in Nutrition and Dietetics’. The Chair, Emma, had contacted me several months before to see if I would present on blogs and blogging! What a privilege to be asked to speak along side well known Dietitians – Sian Porter (talking about getting involved with the media), Ursula Arens (talking on written media) and Lucy Jones (talking about TV). Social media can be impersonal as it is all done via screens with out human contact, so this was the first time I had ever stepped...

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Welcome to Dietitian’s Life

Nutrition, diet and the life of a dietitian. No fad diets, potions or pills, promoting evidence based dietary advice.

We are UK registered dietitians who have similar enthusiasm for all things dietetic and ensuing the right nutritional messages are getting out there. Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and must adhear to a code of conduct, ensuing we give evidence based nutritional advice.

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