As Manager of Nutrition Services and Tesco Diets, Claire is responsible for the management of the Nutrition Services department and the ongoing development of all nutrition elements of the Tesco Diets service.
Claire studied in the University of Ulster at Coleraine where she received an honours degree in Human Nutrition. As part of her studies, Claire spent a year at the Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, where she carried out research in the areas of nutritional epidemiology and the assessment of dietary eating habits.
Claire continued her studies and gained her DPhil at the University of Ulster in conjunction with the Howard Foundation, Cambridge. As part of the Research Staff at the Northern Ireland Centre for Diet and Health, Claire carried out studies into assessing copper status in humans and has several published papers in this area. Claire is a member of the British Nutrition Society.
It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that any steps you take now to continue to eat well and healthily will amount to nothing come the 25 December. After all, if you know you are going to overindulge over Christmas, resisting the temptations around you seems like a drop in the ocean.
Sir Rannulph Fiennes, a man who knows a thing or two about coping with colder weather, once said that "There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." I would like to change that slightly and say there is no such thing as a bad season, only inappropriate food choices.
Today, Monday 14 November, marks World Diabetes Day - a timely reminder of this chronic condition, which already causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined, and is estimated to cost the NHS £1 million an hour.
13/11/2011 23:38 GMT
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