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The Mother Hub Mingle: No Nonsense Nutrition

The Mother Hub Mingle: No Nonsense Nutrition

On Wednesday 26th April, we hosted another Mother Hub Mingle at The Brentwood Kitchen, and this time we were talking about the mind-boggling world of NUTRITION!

Our mission was to bust the myths and uncover the cold hard FACTS, and boy did we manage to cover a lot of ground! We were joined by a brilliant panel of experts, including Jemma Sedgwick (Personal trainer, health food fanatic and author of the Truly Madly Healthy Cookbooks), Nicola Ragon-Paxton (Nutritional Therapist, founder of I Love Greens and Co-founder of Happy Tums), Johanna O'Reilly (NHS Dietitian, HCPC registered since 2008) and Emily Norris (YouTuber and busy mum of three).

Why everyone should be talking about vitamin D

Why everyone should be talking about vitamin D

Perhaps I've been living under a vitamin D shaped rock for the last few years, but I can honestly say that until I met Juliet's friend Jo O'Reilly (a fully qualified NHS Dietitian) a couple of weeks ago, I had received zero information on the importance of vitamin D supplements in early years. When I found out from Jo that the government has advised parents to provide children under the age of 5 with vitamin D drops or supplements, I must admit I was pretty surprised that I'd missed this information! Juliet and I figured that if I didn't know, then lots of other mums out there don't either... not everyone is lucky enough to have a dietitian friend who can point them in the direction of the supplement aisle! We asked Jo to contribute a post for us on why vitamin D is so important, not just in early years but through adult life too...