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Sarah Dempster
Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) & MSc psychology student . Interested in child feeding, perinatal mental health, body image & weight stigma.
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Sarah Dempster Dec 11
Replying to @DrErinWill
100% with you on this 🤣
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A Menu for Change Dec 11
'I spent a lot of time sitting on floors in nurseries and in schools speaking to children who were worried there wasn’t enough food for their family' Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on the key issue he's faced in his role:
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Sarah Dempster Dec 10
😬 thanks for sharing, will read it too.
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Margaret McCartney Dec 7
great read. we need independent education : no professional organisation should allow itself to be sponsored by formula milk companies
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Citizens Advice Scot Dec 7
Over 2,650 people shared their experiences of accessing and affording food in Scotland during campaign. From Orkney to the Borders, we've heard from people living every day in food insecurity. We want this to change. Read our research ➡️:
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Replying to @EatingResearch
I will do! Hoping I might pick up a few bits of helpful info for my dissertation too 🤓
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
I'm on a wee bit of a mission at the moment around how nutrition is taught and spoken about in schools.
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Looks brilliant. I've just registered to attend and am so looking forward to a couple of days of child feeding learning and conversation :)
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
I mis-read that. There's the UK non-diet professionals group on Facebook but I'd love to get involved in a group that's child feeding focused too.
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
I almost mentioned that. Yes, I'm hoping to make it to the conference! Would be brilliant to get together there. As far as I know there's no existing interest group. Maybe we could start one?
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
I'm in Edinburgh but that would be brilliant whenever I'm next down that way.
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
We must get a chat at some point Sam. Child feeding is my main area of interest :)
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Stuart Flint Dec 6
This is very promising from the Australian senate inquiry. This has been part of our discussions in UK parliament in 2018 - hopefully similar actions will emerge in the UK soon.
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Every publication for nutrition professionals is littered with ads for these products. CMPA is a real condition but aggressive marketing needs to stay out of healthcare. Between 2006-16 "NHS spending on these products increased by nearly 700% from £8.1m to over £60m annually"
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Replying to @mellyphant
I'm really enjoying it so far. It's pretty intensive and there's so much to try to learn in the year (exams next week... eek!). It's still mainly food-related psychology that I'm interested in but I'm definitely enjoying stepping out of public health nutrition for a wee while.
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Replying to @mellyphant
Yes, me!
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
I agree that tighter regulation of nutrition would be helpful but it's no guarantee. Working within scope of practice is really important. No one has all of the knowledge & skills and the more we support each other, learn from each other and work together the better, I feel. 2/2
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Thank you. I agree with all of the points you've made. My original tweet was out of frustration with the idea that dietetians might automatically provide better advice because they have to pass pharmacology. There are people across all professions who get things wrong. 1/
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
Great work 💕
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Sarah Dempster Dec 6
This is amazing! A great step towards reducing weight stigma. Would love to see doing the same here.
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