May 24, 2018 Chiara Facco No comments exist

You are the only expert you must listen to Experts, plans, research, bloggers, TV programmes… who to believe?! Nutrition research has exploded in recent times, and it’s hard to keep up for nutrition professionals, let alone anyone else. Who should you believe out of the myriad of experts that seem to pop up more frequently…

May 17, 2018 Chiara Facco 2 comments

My confessions on Mental Health Awareness Week   My name is Chiara Facco, and I am a foodaholic.   There, I said it.   I am also a perfectionist, and since perfection is impossible, I often set myself up for failure. So when I took the proverbial leap of faith and decided to leave my…

April 18, 2018 Chiara Facco No comments exist

  It’s time to up your fibre!   …but what is fibre?   In 2015 the UK Government published nutrition guidelines recommending that adults’ fibre intake should increase to 30g a day. I bet you didn’t hear about this, and if you did my guess is that you didn’t pay too much attention to it….

March 15, 2018 Chiara Facco No comments exist

Can’t do one without the other!   What’s nutrition got to do with sleep hygiene, you ask?   Like most, if not all, biological functions, sleep is influenced by what we eat, when we eat – and vice-versa! Today is World Sleep Day: let’s take a look at what constitutes a good night’s sleep, what…

May 11, 2017 Chiara Facco No comments exist

We often talk about mental health as if it is some remote issue that doesn’t really concern us. In reality, 2 in 3 of us will face mental health problems at least once in our lifetime.   Depression, in particular, is really part and parcel of life: we can all go through sadness, grief and…