Catering for Hospital Patients with Diabetes

Illumina Lifestyle Consulting principal Angela Tella has written the cover story for the February issue of Hospital Caterer magazine, the bi-monthly journal of the Hospital Caterers Association. A registered dietitian with expertise and experience in providing catering consultancy to both NHS Trusts and contract caterers, Angela shares some important considerations hospital caterers need to bear […]

New ‘Eat Them To Beat Them’ Campaign

With 80% of adults and 95% of teenagers not eating enough vegetables, ITV and VegPower are partnering with supermarkets Aldi, Asda, the Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and food brand Birds Eye to get children eating more vegetables. Funded by the above retailers, the ‘Eat Them To Beat Them’ […]

The Detox Myth

It’s another new year and that time again when ‘detox’ is everyone’s favourite buzzword. With the festive season well and truly behind us, many will have resolved to eat better and live healthier and consider a detox as the best way to kick-start their resolution. But does ‘detoxing’ actually work? The idea behind detoxing is […]

Season’s Greetings!

We would like to wish all our clients, both past and current the very best for the festive season. Happy New Year in advance – We look forward to working with you in 2019!

Folic Acid to be Added to All UK Flour

Following years of campaigns to fortify flour with folic acid, the UK government has decided to introduce a policy for the mandatory fortification of flour. This is in a bid to address the high numbers of babies born with birth defects each year, making the UK the country with the highest rate of neural tube […]

Our Work on Sainsbury’s Recipe Book Featured in #DietitiansWeek 2018, 4-8th June

Our work on the Sainsbury’s ‘Waste Less, Save More, Eat Well’ recipe book has been featured as a case study during Dietitians Week 2018 with this year’s theme highlighting how dietitians ‘Do Prevention’. Day 3 of the campaign focused on Public Health and Primary Prevention, looking at how registered dietitians work with populations and prevent […]

We are GDPR-compliant

Over the last few weeks and months we have been working to ensure that we as a business are compliant with the new GDPR rules which come into force today. The new rules are about giving control back to clients and customers so they have a say in how their data is collected, held and […]

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)

This month marks the UK implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI), a global initiative to standardise diets for people with swallowing disorders and the language used to describe these diets. Raising awareness of this new framework has been ongoing since October 2017 and its implementation means that catering staff working in healthcare […]

Illumina Lifestyle Consulting Appointed Registered Provider of CIEH Food Safety Training

We are delighted to announce that Illumina Lifestyle Consulting has been appointed a registered training provider of Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Food Safety training courses. The CIEH is well-recognised for its training courses in  safety, health and safety and environmental protection. As a registered CIEH training centre, Illumina Lifestyle Consulting is approved to deliver food safety/hygiene training and examinations at Introductory, […]

Illumina Lifestyle Principal Part of Review Group for National Hospital Food Standard Document

The recently launched second edition of the British Dietetic Association’s The Nutrition & Hydration Digest sees the culmination of the hard work of the Digest Review Working Group, a small team of experts which included Illumina Lifestyle Consulting principal consultant, Angela Tella. The Digest is one of five key documents that comprise the national hospital food standards in […]