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Food & Nutrition

20th October 2017

The World Health Organisation on Nutrition to Prevent Decline

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

  The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) new Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People recommend ways community-based services can help prevent slow or...

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09th October 2017

Nutrition – The Famous Five

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

 Earlier in the year the British Dietetic Association and the charity Friends of the Elderly looked at highlighting the importance...

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09th October 2017

Nutrition – We Love Examples of Good Practice

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

 Put simply, good practice is a process that represents an effective way of achieving a specific objective. It is debateable...

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18th September 2017

Struggling to Maintain Individuality

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

As nutrition scientists we love research statistics that allow us to look at relationships between diet and health, and to...

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08th September 2017

Curb Your Risk for Bowel Cancer

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Although there are no guarantees with regards cancer prevention, it’s clear there are choices we can make to lower our...

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25th August 2017

Poor appetite and food intake

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Poor appetite is an important problem and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition.Older people with poorer appetites are...

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18th August 2017

BDA New Policy Statement on malnutrition

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has recently published a new policy statement The Management of Malnourished Adults in All Community and...

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04th August 2017

It’s all in the gut

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

This week, I was at a conference in Cambridge that looked at the transfer of nutrition knowledge into practice –...

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21st July 2017

How did nutrition do in the National Audit of Dementia?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

The third round of the National Audit of Dementia, with nutrition as a new theme, has just been published. This...

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17th July 2017

Fortification of Flour with Folic acid – an issue for older people?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

This week saw the publication of the updated recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) of mandatory fortification...

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