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Food and Nutrition

03rd January 2014

Is the Low Calorie Sweetener Aspartame Safe?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

In the fight against obesity, the energy content of beverages, as well as other sugar-containing foods, should be considered, particularly...

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27th December 2013

The Sunshine Vitamin this Winter

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

December may seem a strange time to discuss the sunshine vitamin D. However, 2013 has not only seen a plethora...

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19th December 2013

When Guidelines Make Sense for Both Dentists and Dietitians

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Both UK and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines recommend that free or added sugars (Non-milk extrinsic sugars or NMES) intakes...

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13th December 2013

Don’t serve up food poisoning this Christmas

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

The Turkey Risk Whilst the increased number of deaths in winter is well known, the specific risk Christmas holidays pose is...

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05th December 2013

Tis the Season to be Jolly … and Eat in Moderation

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Are you planning a festive feast for your staff or service users?  The BNF nutrition blogs for December will look...

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28th November 2013

Putting sugar on potatoes and salt on puddings – exploring the difficulties of eating with dementia

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

Putting sugar on potatoes and salt on puddings – exploring the difficulties of eating with dementia Growing awareness of the rising...

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21st November 2013

Fishy Research

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

"It's brain," I said; "pure brain! What do you do to get like that, Jeeves? I believe you must eat...

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14th November 2013

Brain Food

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

The role of diet in some diseases is more widely acknowledged than in others. The impact of fat intake in heart...

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08th November 2013

Fat – A controversial issue?

Ayela Spiro Nutrition Science Manager, British Nutrition Foundation

A recent commentary in the influential British Medical Journal suggested that government advice to eat less saturated fat for better...

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