BACK TO BASICS: Choose Good Food for Good Health
Good Food ~ Good Health takes a ‘back to basics’ approach to healthy eating, providing simple recommendations about healthy meals and snacks, portion sizes and activity.
If you are fed-up with complicated, confusing and contradictory information about healthy food, I am interested in providing simple and credible information that individuals, families and community groups can use to help them take steps towards a healthier lifestyle with confidence.
My name is Sharon and I live in the UK. I have an undergraduate degree in nutrition, as well as an undergraduate Arts degree (history major). I have worked in public health to promote healthy lifestyle choices.
My goal is to promote a balanced diet, incorporating simple and healthy foods that will provide the nutrients needed for a healthier body and improved energy levels. I like to use and recommend ‘everyday’ foods that are readily available and generally inexpensive.
I want to ‘make healthy normal’ and ‘make healthy choices easier’ by discussing good food (full of nutrients), activity and mindfulness as a route to good health. To me, good health means having plenty of energy, vitality and a sense of well-being, with a reduced risk of developing illnesses in the short-term (like colds and flu) and in the longer term (chronic diseases like heart disease or diabetes).
‘Good food…Good health’ is a community nutrition project that aims to deliver easy to understand and useful information to the general public via social media in order that individuals, families and community groups can identify simple lifestyle changes that may improve their quality of life.
Please note that this blog provides general information to support better health and is not meant to replace medical advice received from a health professional. Please check with your doctor, nurse or registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet.
Disclaimer: All information on this blog is given for general educational purposes only. Your individual needs may vary. Always consult a healthcare professional before taking or refraining from taking any action in regard to your health.
Since 2014 Sharon has been developing Good Food…Good Health in order to promote healthier lifestyle choices in the community.
In 2013/14 Sharon spent a year in Latin America.
In 2012/13 Sharon worked with the public health team at Portsmouth City Council and Dr Clare Hencken at Bodymorph Ltd to develop a healthy weight care pathway for children in Portsmouth. The increasing prevalence of child obesity is a public health concern that requires an urgent response. Sharon researched the guidance, evidence and best practice around childhood obesity and worked with various stakeholders in Portsmouth to ‘re-think’ the approach to this issue.
From 2009-2011 Sharon worked with the Healthy Weight team at the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership (BHFP) for 2 years, developing and delivering healthy lifestyle and weight management programmes and nutrition training with other Nutritionists and Dietitians.
Sharon has previously developed and delivered healthy eating workshops, cook & eat sessions, weight control classes, training and advice for catering staff, and training for community and social care staff to increase their knowledge of food & nutrition (for the benefit of their clients or service users). See Community Nutrition