June 25, 2020

Nearly 60% surveyed said they were more concerned about their health and immunity. It seems that people have good intentions to eat healthily, but some of the figures for consumption of confectionary and fruit and veg indicate less healthy changes are actually happenin...

June 12, 2020

The Ayrshire New Potatoes have a distinctive strong earthy nutty sweet flavour and aroma.  The texture is creamy but firm which makes them ideal for boiling and using in salads as they hold their shape well. New potatoes can make a significant contribution to meeting...

May 28, 2020

A portion of asparagus (80g or about 6 asparagus spears) counts towards one of your 5-A-Day fruit and veg intake.  Although it is low in calories (with a portion providing around 20 calories) it contains a range of essential vitamins, minerals and beneficial antioxidan...

May 4, 2020

Snacking can form part of a healthy diet. The key tips for healthy snacking are to think about the types of food, how much (portion size) and how often (the frequency) you are eating snack foods. This article provides examples of sweet and savoury snacks for you to tr...

April 15, 2020

Your diet is only part of the picture when it comes factors that can impact your work. However, what you eat can have quite an impact on your energy levels and your cognitive function. Poor nutrition and dietary habits can impact your mood, lead to higher levels of st...

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...

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