Dr Sarah Schenker
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Sarah is a qualified Registered Dietitian, Registered Public Health Nutritionist and an Accredited Sports Dietitian. Sarah is a member of the British Dietetic Association; The Nutrition Society; The Guild of Health Writers and has served on both professional and government committees.

As a Mum of two children under 5, Sarah is perhaps best well known for her work with young children, uniquely qualifying her as a professional who understands the needs of young mums everywhere. Dr. Schenker has worked with the Pre-School Learning Alliance training their trainers and authored the Early Years Recipe Book and Nutritional Guidance for under 5s. Sarah is particularly proud of her work with Jamie Oliver and his Feed Me Better campaign to improve school food and contributed to the accompanying book Nora's Dinners.

Sarah graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and State Registration in Dietetics. After gaining three years clinical experience at St. Thomas' Hospital in London and the John Ratcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Sarah entered the world on academic research at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Food Research in Norwich. There she gained her PhD in human nutrition.

• Member of the British Dietetic Association
• Member of the Nutrition Society
• Member of the Guild of Health Writers
• Nutrition Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation

Sarah has worked with government bodies including the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency as a consultant on educational and community projects. Sarah also works with a range of corporate clients as a nutritional consultant.

Entries by Dr Sarah Schenker

Are Your Cholesterol Levels Putting You at Risk?

(3) Comments | Posted 30 October 2014 | (23:00)

Cardiovascular disease is the UK's number one killer with over 170,000 deaths each year resulting from heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and diabetes.

High cholesterol should be a cause for concern because it usually has no obvious symptoms, but can lead to a heart attack or stroke without warning. The...

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How Do You Ensure Your Child Stays Healthy in the School Year Ahead?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 October 2014 | (10:46)

The summer holidays gave our children a break from their academic duties, rigorous schedules, and some times, the rules strictly followed throughout the school year - including what they eat.

Foods that are often banned from the dinner table during the year are acceptable throughout the hot months on...

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Study Finds Link Between Prostrate Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

(1) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (12:21)

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 individuals diagnosed with the disease every year, and more than 250,000 currently living with it. Furthermore, four out of five men with a higher than average risk of being diagnosed with the ailment are unaware...

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The Cholesterol Conundrum - How Heart Health Concerns All in the UK

(1) Comments | Posted 26 June 2014 | (11:13)

Cholesterol is the single greatest risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), responsible for nearly half of all heart disease-related deaths in the UK. Cholesterol is also a major risk factor in stroke, contributing to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes and obesity.

Nearly 10 years...

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Running a Race and Worried About Your Heart? Foods to Keep Your Heart-Healthy

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2014 | (10:06)

With the London marathon taking over town last month, supermarkets must have surely seen a sharp rise in the sale of oats. Porridge is well known as being the runners' breakfast of choice - including for one of the top runners of all time Paula Radcliffe. Oats are packed full...

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Forget Superstars, We've Got Superfoods

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2014 | (11:04)

Just as the Academy Awards celebrate 'superstars', nutritionists and health enthusiasts everywhere celebrate 'superfoods' - those stars of the food world that are packed with nutritional value. The latest addition to superfood status is a national British breakfast favourite - oats.

You may be aware that eating a bowl of...

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Feed Your Child to Better Results

(0) Comments | Posted 13 December 2012 | (10:12)

We are all aware of the devastating consequences that a junk diet of endless fizzy drinks, sugary snacks and foods containing little more than unhealthy fats and salt can have on our children's health and with Christmas almost upon us, this is the time of year most parents cave in...

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