Yearly Archives: 2015

Dec 2015:
Food as Medicine


7 December 2015 at 8-9pm

      1. What is the ‘food as medicine’ movement about?
      2. Any tips on how we can help people connect the science of nutrition to the kitchen?
      3. How can the concept of food as medicine be applied to dietetic practice?
      4. Many dietitians practice in non-culinary settings. How can they practice culinary nutrition in clinical and community settings without kitchens?
      5. Any good resources or tips to learn more about ‘food as medicine’?

We are joined by special guest Amanda Archibald (@FieldtoPlate) from the United States.

Read what we discussed here: Food As Medicine

Oct 2015:
Plant-based Eating


12 October 2015 at 8-9pm

      1. Is plant-based eating a credible diet or a trend? What does the science say?
      2. How can we communicate plant based eating as a different approach to a vegan or vegetarian diet?
      3. Can the ‘at least 2/3rds plant-based’ dietary recommendation help consumers to embrace healthy eating more readily?
      4. What plant-based resources have you found helpful / would you like to see?
      5. Plant-based eating is more sustainable. How important is this to RDs and how can RDs help communicate this message to consumers?

This chat is kindly supported by Alpro

Read what we discussed here: Plant-based Eating Chat

Sep 2015:
Omega 3


1 September 2015 at 8-9pm

      1. What are #Omega3 fats & which foods contain them?
      2. Do #Omega3 fats have a benefit for health conditions e.g. heart disease, stroke, diabetes or dementia? What does the science say?
      3. Do fish oil supplements offer the same health benefits as food sources? Is one better than the other? #Omega3
      4. Are there any relevant safety or environmental considerations for #Omega3 rich foods or supplements?
      5. What #Omega3 resources have you found useful?

Read what we discussed here:
Omega 3 Chat

June 2015:
Dietitians Week


8 June-12 June 2015

Please join us for 3 chats this week as part of the British Dietetic Association’s “Dietitians Week”

Workplace Health – 8 June 2015 at 8-9pm

  1. We spend 60% of our time at work. How can eating well make us feel good?
  2. What role does what we drink play in feeling well at work?
  3. Food vs physical activity – what’s most important?
  4. One in six workers have a long term condition like diabetes, COPD, heart disease. How can employers support these employees?
  5. Are there any good examples of innovative workplace health initiatives?

Read what we discussed here:
Workplace Health Chat

Ask for Evidence – 10 June 2015 at 12-1pm

  1. How can people protect themselves against misleading nutritional information?
  2. How do you know what to trust when it comes to dietary advice
  3. What constitutes good evidence and how do you know it when you see it?
  4. How can you differentiate between people who call themselves “experts”?
  5. Where can you go for evidence-based, yet easy to understand dietary advice?

This chat was in collaboration with Sense About Science

Read what we discussed here:
Ask For Evidence

Healthy Ageing – 11 June 2015 at 8-9pm

  1. What is healthy ageing and why does nutrition play a central role?
  2. What key nutrient sources are needed to protect healthy bones and muscle mass?
  3. Is there any evidence that good nutrition can protect us against cognitive decline?
  4. Share your tips for nutrient dense diets to enable healthy ageing for those with small appetites
  5. With one third of the population expected to be over 60 by 2030, what areas of nutrition do you think need further research for healthy ageing?

This chat was in collaboration with Food Matters Live

Read what we discussed here:
Healthy Ageing

May 2015:
Breakfast Cereals


18 May 2015 at 8-9pm

      1. What value do #breakfast cereals bring to the UK diet?
      2. How can #breakfast #cereals help meet our fibre and whole grain needs?
      3. Can #breakfast #cereals have a role on helping you eat well on a budget?
      4. What are your thoughts on sugar in #breakfast cereal?
      5. Share your tips on where to go for balanced advice on #breakfast #cereals?

Read what we discussed here:
Breakfast Cereals Chat

Our special guest was Professor Robert Pickard

This chat was supported by the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers to have an open debate around the ingredients and fortification of breakfast cereals.