- I am a UK Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
- I aim to use my scientific knowledge, clinical skills and expertise as a dietitian in an accurate and professionally responsible manner.
- Transparency is important in social media as is ethics in any writing or reporting. I have signed up to RDs4Disclosure and have pledged to blog with integrity. This means I am bound by an ethical code of conduct and will not provide false and misleading information.
- I never make or support unjustifiable statements relating to particular products (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines) or promote one product over another (as per food industry regulations).
- The advice given on this website is aimed at the adult general public and should not be used as an alternative to personally tailored advice given by your own dietitian, doctor or nurse.
- All of the opinions on this website are my own and are 100% honest but you have the right to know if I have accepted money or ‘freebies’ (samples) in the process of formulating those views (as per the Internet Advertising Bureau: IAB guidelines).
- Any sponsorship or other forms of compensation are clearly marked and will never influence the content, topic or posts on this site.
The Personal Bit:
- My blog aims to provide recipes, top tips and helpful educational material on a range of nutrition topics.
- Part of my specialism includes free from foods and so I may also review places that I eat at and specialist foods in order to help others.
- I believe that diets lead to short term weight loss and are unnecessary. Instead I promote a balanced, long term approach helping inspire people to make lifestyle changes that will last.
- I am mum to 2 children so my blog also reflects the joys of motherhood, my journey with breastfeeding/weaning and my cooking adventures with my children. This is a large part of who I am and I want to show the reality of healthy eating with a family.
- I am always learning. Therefore I do not claim to know everything, but I have the training and skills to research the scientific literature, keep on learning, toa make mistakes and learn from them.
Product/Service Reviews & Eating Reviews.
- I am sometimes sent samples of products to try, I am happy to try these and if I like the product and it is suitable I may blog about it. If I have received a free sample there will be a statement saying this in the blog post.
- Any reviews of products are based on my personal views, palate, taste and ny nutritional talk is based on my professional observation and training as a registered dietitian.
- Samples received or statements written on this blog will not be influenced by a company (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines).
- If I do not like a product, rather than write a negative review, I will not feature it on my blog. I cannot and will not be swayed by incentives.
- I carefully select what to feature on my blog, if you would like me to look at your product please do get in touch.
- I may choose to visit and review an eating establishment, if I have recieved a free meal or any compensation this will be made clear but will not affect my opinions or my blog post.
Sponsored Blog Posts
- If the end of a blog post is marked as “Sponsored by..” or “In Collaboration with..”, the company who has sponsored it has compensated me either via money, a gift, or something else of value for the time taken to write it. Regardless, all comments are my own, are 100% honest and are not influenced by the incentive.
- Any rewards received do not play a part in the products and services featured/used or statements written on this blog (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines).
Advertising & Twitter
- There are currently no ‘adverts’ on this blog.
- If I tweet a link to a blog post that has either been ‘sponsored’ or if I have received a reward, be that financial or a gift of value for the time taken to write the blog, then I will tweet the link to that blog post followed by #ad or #spon (as per IAB Guidelines).
Competitions & Giveaways
- I periodically hold competitions/giveaways on my blog as a way of interacting with my readers and providing an opportunity for others to try new products.
- I do not promote the products that I giveaway more than others that I do not.
- Most of the giveaway prizes featured have been provided to me free of charge however
- I am very selective about the products that I giveaway and take into account both my personal taste and professional opinion as a dietitian based on the nutritional content/type of product.
- Unless stated otherwise, giveaways are open to UK residents only due to postage.
Free Free Recipes/Special Diets
- If you have been diagnosed with coeliac disease, you will need to follow a gluten-free diet.
- I myself am wheat free and this is where my interest stems from. I specialise in wheat free/gluten free and also low fodmap diets for IBS.
- If my recipes are marked as ‘gluten free’ it is still your responsibility to check that each ingredient used is labelled ‘gluten free’ e.g. oats, as ingredients and products vary on their gluten content depending on the brand/processing methods.
- If you are following a gluten free diet I recommend you follow personal advice provided to you by your doctor, nurse and dietitian.
Please email me with any questions about my disclosure policies.
Adapted from Nics Nutrition