1-day food demo  |  New course  |  ION CPD 5 hours

Are you suffering from food intolerances or sensitivities? Do you feel confused by the amount of information available, and struggle to make sense of it to create practical family meals that can actually be enjoyed by all family members?

This interactive food day gives the clarity on foods you can and cannot eat, and teaches you how to adapt and plan meals that the whole family can enjoy. If you are wondering if you have to stay on the elimination diet forever, and not sure when you can start re-introducing the foods again into the diet, this day will help.

“Allergies and food sensitivities are common health problems seen in my clinic, especially amongst children, and this workshop was designed to help people navigate the Free-From jungle and avoid the common pitfalls of elimination diet, helping to make this process healing and enjoyable at the same time.” 

- Belinda Blake

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What will I learn?

  • Get clarity on foods you can and cannot eat on different elimination diets (focusing primarily upon gluten-free / dairy-free / egg-free / soya-free and FODMAP)
  • Hidden ingredients to look out for, eg: in toiletries and medication
  • Learn how to adapt and plan meals that the whole family will enjoy
  • Child-friendly meal ideas, including breakfasts and packed lunches
  • How to support gut healing and digestion, to help reduce sensitivities
  • Nutrient-dense foods to replace those eliminated
  • Which are the best free-from foods available to buy
Full day programme




Who is this course for?

  • Anyone struggling with meal planning and feeding the family whilst following an elimination diet
  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, naturopaths, dieticians and students who want more ideas regarding how they can help their clients incorporate supportive foods



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • Time-saving tips
  • Opportunity to taste new recipes and some of the shop bought free-from products
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced home cook and nutritional therapist
  • An opportunity to network and make contact with others interested in this topic



Who will teach this course?

Belinda Blake is an experienced nutritional therapist and lecturer with a passion for food and a creative approach to teaching. She has long been fascinated by the traditions behind the use of foods for healing and so her workshops not only embrace the science that helps us to understand their properties, but also their rich anecdotal histories.



How will I be taught?

The day will include short talks from Belinda interspersed with practical food preparation demonstrations, discussions and real life examples. This is not a cooking day, but you will taste-test many of the foods and products.

Space is limited to 26 participants. You will be provided with handouts, recipes and references/ a bibliography.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day. Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date. If you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link to materials. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalised notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use any longer materials provided e.g powerpoints as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance


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