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Ayela Spiro

Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Ayela is a nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation, where her role involves providing expert advice on nutrition and health issues to a number of key audiences including consumers, health professionals, charities, the media and the food industry. At the heart of her work is the communication of nutrition science that promotes understanding of nutrition and health and contributes to the improved wellbeing of all.

Posts by Ayela Spiro:

12th March 2018

Swallowing Difficulties – A Serious Issue

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Swallowing Awareness Day 2018 is on March 14th and provides us with a good opportunity to reflect on how Dysphagia...

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21st February 2018

Don’t believe All You Read – Asparagus Has Not Been Shown to Cause Cancer!

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

  Quite strangely, Asparagine, a building block of protein, has hit the news. This followed publication of a study in mice...

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09th February 2018

EAT for Pressure Ulcers – Evidence, Assessment, Take Action

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Nutrition and hydration play a key role in keeping the skin healthy. NHS Improvement, as part of part of the...

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06th February 2018

Poor Oral Health Increases Risks of Frailty

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

  Don’t get confused – this is still the nutrition blog! But it is important that we are aware of the...

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29th January 2018

Spices – Could they have Nutritional Benefits?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Alteration in taste is relatively common in ageing and is often associated with other sensory impairments (like smell), poorer health and...

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08th January 2018

Can We Still Talk About Brussel Sprouts?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

We are fond of discussing the benefits of vegetables in the nutrition blog! This week we are highlighting a new...

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19th December 2017

What Does ‘Outstanding’ Nutrition Care Look Like?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Some stark statistics as we go into the New Year - in 2015, 850,000 people were living with dementia and...

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08th December 2017

Packed With Nourishment

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

  Time for some Christmas cheer – a resource promoting the importance of oral care, nutrition and hydration for care home...

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24th November 2017

Put Your Nutrition Specs on When Working With Older People

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

That’s what the Malnutrition Task Force and Age UK urge following their recent State of the Nation report, which aims...

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20th November 2017

Oral Nutritional Supplements for Dementia – Are They Helpful?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

  In mixed patient groups oral nutritional supplements (ONS), sometimes referred to as sip feeds, have been shown to be effective...

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