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Health Hangout: Early Life Programming, watch it here.

On Thursday evening I took part in another Health Hangout, you may remember the one I took part in on Vitamin D? Well this one was on Early Life Programming. Scratching your head wondering that means… I was too! It’s all about how what you eat/do when you are pregnant and in early infancy affects things later in life. So what and how you wean your child can affect the risk of diseases later in lift. As a mum and someone who is pregnant it is all pretty scary stuff!

We also covered breastfeeding and weaning so please have a watch to get some top tips and hear from the experts.

If you are a health professional then why not watch and reflect on it afterwards as part of your CPD?

 

Hangout and learn about Early Life Programming

So you may remember I recently took part in a fantastic Health Hangout on the Topic of Vitamin D, if you missed it you can still go and catch up. For those of you not in the know a Health Hangout is a free online, interactive way to learn from the experts. Instead of travelling and paying to go to a lecture you get to sit back on your sofa, cuddle up with your laptop and a cuppa, then watch it either live or after the event. You can even take part by asking questions before hand. Pretty good huh.

The next Health Hangout will be: 11th April 9pm and the topic is Early Life Programming. We shall be looking at what you should eat when pregnant and how what you eat in pregnancy and what you feed your infant early on in life can impact later health. It’s a fascinating topic and I can’t wait to learn all about it from the other experts involved.

Health Hangout Early Life Programming

Send in Your Questions:

If you have any questions relevant to the topic please do get in contact.

To send in a question:

1. Tweet your question to any of our experts’ Twitter accounts along with our dedicated hash tag #HealthHo:

@Health_Hangout

@Cake_Nutrition

@dietitianUK

@Slangers1

@DrBecLang  

2. Email your question to us: hello@thehealthhangout.com

3. Post your question onto our Facebook page: click here.

Please get your questions in by Monday 8th April at 9pm.

 

So pop the 11th April in your diary 🙂

Vitamin D, the new cool kid on the scene.

Vitamin D has been getting a lot of press recently. It’s one of those nutrients that can be made in the body in the presence of the right amount and type of sunlight, and can also be eaten. Yet a large proportion of us are still deficient in it.

My latests reading shows that low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to:

Osteoporosis/Osteomalacia

Multiple Sclerosis

Diabetes

Hypertension

Cardovasular Disease

Asthma and Allergy

 

Wow, that’s already highlighted the diverse role of this vitamin.

 

If you’re wanting to know what all the chatter is about and get clued up on Vitamin D then I’m involved in a FREE HEALTH HANGOUT. This is will be online so anyone can come and listen to the experts from the comfort of their own homes.

 

The Health Hangout

Please GET INVOLVED by:

  1. Watching the Health Hangout
  1. Following the Health Hangout on Twitter/FaceBook/Google Plus

3. Send questions for us to answer (by Mon 4/2/13, 9pm): Tweet your question using the hash tag #HealthHo, email it to: hello@thehealthhangout.com or write it on the Facebook page:

 

Date and time of event: Thursday 7th February 2013, 7.30 to 8pm.

 

Who is taking part: 

 

  • Vanessa Hattersley

Vanessa is a freelance dietitian and founder of The Health Hangout and Cake Nutrition Co.

 

  • Priya Tew

Freelance dietitian running Dietitian UK.

 

 

  • Anne Wright

Freelance dietitian running North West Nutrition.

 

 

 

  • Professor Susan Lanham-New

 

Professor of Human Nutrition and Head of the Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Surrey. Expert on Vitamin D.

 

4. Sponsorship

 

Although not all Health Hangouts will be sponsored events, this first one is kindly sponsored by Nestle Breakfast Cereals.

 

In response to increasing concern over vitamin D levels in the UK, Nestle have reformulated their cereals to include 15% of the Recommend Daily Allowance of vitamin D, whilst at the same time upping calcium (to 15% RDA) and reducing the content of sugars (up to 30% reduction).