Invited to judge at the 2019 Nourish Awards

Invited to judge at the 2019 Nourish Awards

I mentioned last week in my blog that I had won one of the Theo Paphitis #SBS (Small Business Sunday) awards! Following the win there was a frenzy of excitement on my Twitter page and as you may expect I decided to shout about this award across my social media channels! I popped a post out on LinkedIn and within…

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Small Business Sunday (SBS) Award

Small Business Sunday (SBS) Award

A little while back I decided to leave Twitter, I had an active (ish) Twitter account for about 8 years but it had been much neglected over the past few years as I had explored new angles and lost many an hour to understanding Instagram! Just as I was about to close it down though I noticed some posts about…

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Food advertising and food labelling

Food advertising and food labelling

Over the weekend I got into a bit of a disagreement on a Facebook post. I try not to jump in on posts where I see some confusion or misguided advice. But, on this occasion, I felt I had to. The post was signing the praises of the national campaign Change 4 Life. Now don’t get me wrong I am…

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Don’t eat it! I haven’t Instagrammed it!!

Don’t eat it! I haven’t Instagrammed it!!

A little while back people kept mentioning to me that I should be on Instagram. I didn’t like to admit I hadn’t a clue what they were they were talking about so I adopted my polite response in these situations. A ‘smile and nod’! Fast forward a few months and I got myself an account. However, I wasn’t entirely sure…

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Healthy Heart Month

Healthy Heart Month

It’s February and everything has gone all hearts and flowers in the shops! So, I thought that I would focus on the theme of heart health. As with many things, nutrition has a role to play in contributing to the good and bad elements of our lifestyle. Which can influence our health. Over on my social media I shall be…

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Launching NEW Webinars

Launching NEW Webinars

Those who know me know that I am not particularly technical! So launching into a webinar based teaching style is a bit of a learning curve! I have stepped into this new technological age with my first webinar – ‘Kick Start Your Health’. There was ahem, a slight technical glitch initially! But I have received some great feedback on the…

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s January – a time when we grimace at the bills rolling in and feel bad about festive overindulgence in terms of eating and drinking. It’s also a time when the whole world is obsessed with New Year’s Resolutions. With us being bombarded by colourful (yet often misleading) adverts! Adverts about every ‘miracle weight loss/ diet/healthcare revolution known to man…

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Invitation to Dinner with Dairy UK

Invitation to Dinner with Dairy UK

A little while back I attended a round table dinner discussion facilitated by Dr Rosemary Leonard.  The subject matter was ‘Weighing up the facts; The Truth about Dairy and Childhood Obesity’. The evenings hosts were of course Dairy UK who had provided an interesting presentation, facts and opened up the debate. The dinner table discussion comprised of Dr Rosemary Leonard…

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The Health Kick is Seven!

The Health Kick is Seven!

Around this time of year, I have no idea of the actual date my business turns 7, The Health Kick is Seven! 7 years ago, in November I burst forth like an over excited road runner! Charging about with ideas a plenty, naïve optimism, and an actual business plan. As well as, an ambitious (ludicrous) financial forecasting!! Well, having your…

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NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy

NHS prevention plan aims to boost healthy life expectancy

I noted with interest (as I always do) an article about health and a ‘long term vision for the NHS’. In this article the Health Secretary is quoted saying that the NHS spends 10 times more money on treatment than prevention. He recommended that bosses should do more to keep staff healthy and that people should be “”Making better choices…

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Halloween on the Radio!

Halloween on the Radio!

I was back on BBC Radio Leicester on the eve of Halloween!! Talking to Jimmy Carpenter about all things to do with nutrtion, building a brain, gut microbiome and of course sweets and treats as it is Halloween! These chocolate pumpkins are what’s being eaten in the photo! For the recipe please check out the free healthy halloween download on…

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How can the food we eat alter our mood?

How can the food we eat alter our mood?

I was asked to write an article on Food and Mood for a publication, while doing it I was reminded what an important subject it is and how so many people over look this vital connection; here’s some information for you to ponder before you reach for your next ‘pick me up’. Firstly, if you like sweet things, are addicted…

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Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

It’s that time of year again when Halloween hits the shelves of our shops and supermarkets in abundance, is it just me or does it seem to get bigger each year?! I don’t get scared by all of the ghosts and ghouls, but one thing that does give me the creeps is all of the garish sweets, chocolates, cakes and…

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Diets Don’t Work

Diets Don’t Work

Food is there for life, we might as well enjoy it not battle with it What does the word diet mean to you? Technically we all eat a diet but more often than not the term diet has become synonymous with weight loss, cravings, temptation, desire, restrictions and more often than not misery. So, why do so many people go…

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Leicester City Council to slash £600,000 from Lifestyle Budget

Leicester City Council to slash £600,000 from Lifestyle Budget

I was asked to speak on the radio on Gem106 about the budget cuts – details quoted from press release with my comments in blue: – Leicester City Council’s lifestyle services budget is being cut – but the council says they are ‘determined to keep providing the best possible services’ Any cut to a budget particularly a significant one like…

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Eating for Immunity

Eating for Immunity

It’s that time of year when people can start coughing and snivelling and generally feeling a bit run down, it seems to happen whenever there is a significant seasonal change especially as summer fades into Autumn. Those with children will know that they can often skip back in from school with all manner of germs that they seem to shrug…

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Autumn Foods

Autumn Foods

The seasons are changing, but saying goodbye to summer needn’t be a bad thing! Falling leaves Little leaves fall softly down Red and yellow, orange and brown Whirling, twirling round and round Falling softly to the ground Little leaves fall softly down To make a carpet on the ground Then, swish, the wind comes whistling by And sends them dancing…

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“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates

“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates

Hippocrates, known to many as the father of medicine stated that ‘All disease begins in the gut’ more than 2000 years ago. From a nutritional point of view, I have to say I agree with him! The second biggest area of work I focus on (after children’s health) is the gut but why is our gut so important and so…

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Need a keynote speaker?

Need a keynote speaker?

Need a keynote speaker? Well, if the subject is on children’s nutrition then I could be your woman! Recently I was asked by the International Nanny Desk to attend their two-day training event in Gatwick as their keynote speaker. This was an exciting opportunity for me to talk about early years nutrition to a room full of Nannies and Mannies,…

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Janey Loves Platinum Awards – Exciting news The Health Kick!

Janey Loves Platinum Awards – Exciting news The Health Kick!

Janey Loves Platinum Awards – It’s been a busy few months at The Health Kick and often we don’t realise how much we are achieving until we stop and look back, or when something happens to make us actually give ourselves a bit of a pat on the back! Over the weekend I was in Gatwick speaking at the International…

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Children, think of the children!

Children, think of the children!

Preventative nutrition, that is my focus and always has been. There are many instances where food and lifestyle changes can potentially remove the need for medication. It isn’t something that will form much of a discussion with your GP. Most often a prescription will be whipped up without so much as a “how’s your diet?” discussion. Later on, in the…

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