Lucy is a Registered Dietitian working across GP practices in Ardwick & Longsight. She has worked in the NHS for 8 years, spending most of that time at both adults and children’s hospitals.
Being a Registered Dietitian means that Lucy looks at the most up to date research around food and health, and then translates that into practical advice for the public.
You might find her at local community groups giving informal dietary education, delivering group courses, or in clinics at your GP practice. This website will hopefully be a useful tool to provide information around how to save money while eating well, which shops in Ardwick & Longsight have the best prices, and some recipes to try with the family.
Please see below for some helpful resources to support healthy nutrition:
- Meet your Dietician – Advice and Tips
- Real Food Real Health – Healthy Living Programme
- Holiday Activities and Food Programme – Recipe Book
Eating Well in the New Year
It is the beginning of a new year! The diet industry’s favourite time to encourage unhealthy diet habits in the name of self improvement.
There is no problem with using the new year to set some new goals around health and lifestyle.
However, it is important to set goals that are achievable and will give you the results that you
want – not cost a fortune and leave you with a nutritional deficiency!
Here are some top tips on how to spot if a diet is a ‘fad’:
- Cuts out whole food groups.
- Advertises weight loss of more than 1kg per week.
- Advertises a particular food for having ‘fat busting’ properties.
- Offers no supporting scientific evidence, or suggests it is a ‘secret’ that ‘doctors
don’t want you to know about’.
- Uses the word detox or cleanse – there is no such thing as ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ food,
and all foods can be included as part of a balanced diet.
- Expensive shakes / drinks and powders to replace normal food.
- Promises one magic ingredient to lose weight without changing your dietary habits.
- Advertised by celebrities/ influencers without any nutritional qualifications.
- Encourages only one type of food to be eaten, or only a few different foods but in a particular order or time of
- Suggests cutting out entire meals or extreme fasting
For more advice and guidance, please view this poster about spotting a Fad diet.