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Q&A with dietitian and nutritionist Jane Clarke about family nutrition - ANSWERS BACK

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Sep-13 12:19:29

We're running a Q&A about family nutrition with dietitian and nutritionist Jane Clarke. Jane last joined us for a webchat in February 2011 when she talked about the best diet for those with different medical conditions, the best foods to keep energy levels up and how to deal with children's fussy eating habits. We're offering you another chance to tap into Jane's expertise.

Jane Clarke, BSc (Honours) SRD, is Britains most trusted Nutritionist and a trained Cordon Bleu Chef. Her mission is to change peoples lives through the power of nourishment and she has pursued this ambition through her extensive writing, TV presenting, personal appearances, charity work and private practices, which she has run for over 15 years. Janes philosophy recognises that people want to hear what they can eat, not what they must avoid. Through her love of good food, and thanks to her skills as a chef, nutritionist and a dietician, Jane creates recipes that enable people to lead a better, healthier life food thats good for the mind, body and soul. 
Whole Earth producers of natural and healthier foods, has teamed up with Jane Clarke to help families get their nutrition back on track and give everyone the chance to put their questions and concerns to an expert. Could a change in nutrition improve you or your childs mood and behaviour? Are you mistaking hunger for thirst? What foods keep your guts feeling healthy and functioning properly? Post your questions to her before the end of Monday 23rd September and we'll post Jane's answers back on 30th September.

If youd like to hear what Jane has to say on the subject of nutrition and put a question to her live on air you can also join a live webinar on Thurs 19th Sept @ 3pm. Alongside Whole Earth brand controller, Nikki French, Jane will be talking through her advice on issues such as breakfast-time and how to make snacks part of positive nutrition. To join this webinar and put a question to Jane please register here. Following the webinar Whole Earth be sending out jars of peanut butter samples to attendees.

This Q&A is sponsored by Whole Earth

ButteryJam Tue 01-Oct-13 21:49:29

Thank you jane!

fakeblondie Wed 02-Oct-13 15:53:18

Hello Jane,
I have very high blood pressure and mild stage 1 renal failure but at 43 this is not good.
my main problem diet wise is that I am a busy working mum of 4 and am finding it difficult to eat healthily myself.
I am not overweight ( well prob a few pounds ).

As a family I think we eat very well but low salt is not something I'm familiar with.
we tend to cook everything from fresh and I would really like to adapt our established foods rather than radically change.
could you advise me on staple foods to buy in which would be very low in salt to fit in with this at all ?
breakfast cereal or porridge
Packed lunch ideas pref easy to prepare
dinners primarily meat veg pasta we seem to start main meals with an onion lots of garlic a couple of tins of tomatoes and add meat accordingly to make chilli or bolognase ect.
I'm also struggling to understand the food labelling ?
Is meat ok ?
bread ?
We Don't add salt to anything and steer clear of tinned baked beans now which is a shame because beans on toast was my emergency meal every week !
I would really appreciate any pointers and thank you.

mignonette Thu 03-Oct-13 17:58:16

Thank you Jane and how time passes, cannot believe that Maya is eleven!

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