Saturday, 21 September 2013


I am really pleased with the update of this book. I wrote it first in 2004 and it is now in the 5th edition.
Originally I was asked to write is as students liked my lecture notes and these ended up being this book which was fabulous. It has had some nice reviews.

It provides a comprehensive introduction to nutrition and health. It is published by Ltd

It is approximately £12.00

Intermediate Nutrition & Health, is an ideal text for use on Intermediate Nutrition & Health training courses and to support specialist in-house nutrition training courses.
  • Title: Intermediate Nutrition & Health
  • Author: Dr Mabel Blades
  • Pages: 144
  • ISBN: 978-1-909749-13-9
  • Illustrations: Full colour
  • Format: B5 firmback, gloss finish
  • Published: 2013, 5th Edition
It has been developed to take the reader effortlessly through a complex subject. It provides a good, comprehensive basis for anyone wanting to study the subject with easy-to-assimilate sections which are enlivened by memorable illustrations. Subjects covered
  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Factors affecting food intake and choice
  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Fluids including alcohol
  • The fate of nutrients
  • Nutrition for different life stages
  • Healthy eating and malnutrition
  • Therapeutic diets
  • Ethnic minority groups and their dietary requirements
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Factors affecting the British diet

Friday, 6 September 2013


This is the time of the year for harvesting potatoes so I thought it apt to talk about them. Often they are regarded as fattening which is a shame as they are a useful carbohydrate. They also provide vitamin C plus fibre if eaten with the skins on.

Lille, France – September 4, 2013. 

During a McCain sponsored press conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands last Tuesday,various potential health benefits of potatoes were discussed. 

This event took place at the same time as physicians from around the world were discussing advances in medical prevention and management of widespread cardio-metabolic diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. With such diseases representing the world’s leading cause of premature death and the concept of ‘sustainable nutrition’ at the heart of insuring access to safe and nutritious foods today and tomorrow, these two topics have now
become major public issues.