When school dinners don’t hit the spot

When Child 1 started school last year, Catherine Morgan thought she was free from having to plan at least one lunch for five days a week. But it was not to be, as she soon found out...Read more

How a student project grew into an NHS approved tool for diabetes

In 2018, the NHS gave the green light for GPs to prescribe the GroHealth low-carb programme for type 2 diabetes. Louise Wates spoke to Arjun Panesar, one of the brains behind its creationRead more

Cheese and Porcini Soufflés

Cheese and Porcini SoufflésRead more

Five minutes with Grace Cheetham

We chat to bestselling cookery author Grace Cheetham about her passion for free-from food. Her latest book, The Ultimate Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Collection, is out next month.Read more

Cocoa benefits for MS-associated fatigue

A daily cup of flavonoid-rich cocoa could help reduce fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to the findings of a small trial published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.Read more

Supporting shattered mums & dads with nutritional therapy

It’s all too common for parents to feel exhausted whilst trying their best to be the perfect mum or dad. Mum-of-two Catherine Morgan signed up to a new course in search of her own waning mojoRead more

A weighty issue

A drug to aid weight-loss could be the answer to many prayers; both individual and corporate. But could relying on a pill have unpleasant consequences short- and long-term? Ellie Smith writesRead more


Now Seville oranges have their short season (until about the end of February) it is the perfect time to experiment with a duck or tofu a l’orange, or to try making your own preserve.Read more

Get spicy!

Mixing your own masalas and seasonings is a great way to use up random spices that may be lurking at the back of your cupboards, as well as to save money and add some flavour to winter warmers. Hannah Maryse Robinson writesRead more

Banana-chia pancakes with berries and maple syrup

Get brownie points this Valentine's Day by whipping up these banana-chia pancakes, from Mike MurphyRead more

Five minutes with Ian Marber

We talk to Ian Marber, nutritional therapist, author and health writer, about food, nutrition and #nutribollocksRead more

ION survey identifies a gap in nutrition knowledge

A lack of nutrition knowledge and a rise in food-related fake news on social media are thwarting efforts to eat a healthy, balanced diet, according to research commissioned by The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION).Read more

Given up your New Years resolution?

Do you want to feel healthier and happier this year? According to new research, visualising how you want to be could help to make that New Year’s resolution become a long-term realityRead more

When age and experience brings benefits to a brand new career

ION, which publishes Optimum Nutrition, was founded to teach nutrition and inspire future generations. Graduate Lorna Rhodes (DipION mBANT rCNHC) told us how, after many successful years as a cookery writer and food stylist, she launched her new career in nutritional therapy — just as most of her friends were retiring!Read more

Opting for a plant-based diet

Thinking of taking the Veganuary pledge? Find out what nutrients you should be thinking of and how to get themRead more