March 2, 2020

The carbon footprint of Scottish livestock production has declined by 15% between 1998 and 2017 and is well below the world average carbon footprint of beef production that is often referred to when taking about meat and sustainability.

February 10, 2020

A healthy varied diet can help support your immune system. This article explains what a healthy diet is and as well as the importance of healthy hydration and particular supplements.

December 23, 2019

How many Brussels sprouts are in a portion? What contains more sugars - a mince pie or a serving of Christmas cake?

November 19, 2019

The work and impact Caroline Walker made to public health nutrition has been so motivating for me in my nutrition career.

October 28, 2019

Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin. It’s actually not a vitamin at all, but a hormone which is made in the skin when it’s exposed to the UVB sunlight. During autumn and winter months in the UK it is especially important to make sure you are getting enoug...

September 2, 2019

Your diet and activity can have a positive impact on how you feel as you get older. During my talk I explained what the key nutritional considerations are for supporting your body through Middle Age and the Menopause.

August 18, 2019

I've been trying out a few of the newer places to eat in my local area of Leith, Edinburgh recently and have found a few gems! You really are spoiled for choice with great places to eat, but these are a few you'll want to get to before word gets out!

July 11, 2019

As much as a quarter of our calories come from eating outside the home.  That is one of the reasons why the food and drink being offered out-of-home is currently a key focus for public health policy. 

Eating out in Edinburgh

Following some of my own research, which...

April 26, 2019

The out layer of skin cells (the epidermis) renew themselves every 28-31 days. So if you do make positive changes to your diet, you may not see the benefit to your skin for around four weeks. The turnover of skin cells requires adequate dietary protein, carbohydrate a...

April 1, 2019

By: Holly Gabriel, AfN Registered Associate Nutritionist 

We now have access to all sorts, duck, chicken, quail, even ostrich eggs are available in some supermarkets.  Not to mention Easter eggs!

Over the years official advice has changed dramatically over the years from...

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