Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dr Carrie Ruxton

Dietitian and Health Writer

PhD, Child, Nutrition

Dr Carrie Ruxton qualified as a Dietitian at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, before gaining a PhD in Child Nutrition. Her work has been published widely in academic and health professional literature but she loves to write for the general public to bring to life the hugely interesting topics of diet and nutrition science.

Since 2003, Carrie has worked in a freelance capacity as a health writer and consultant to the food industry. Her specialist topics are functional foods, weight management, children’s diets, dietary advice and supplements, despite cooking not being one of her stronger skills!
 
Carrie contributes regularly to TV, print media and radio, most recently on BBC’s Food Detectives.

Recent articles

Simple ways to follow a Mediterranean diet

Simple ways to follow a Mediterranean diet Feature

A Mediterranean diet conjures up an image of fresh fish and crunchy seasonal vegetables, washed down with a glass of red wine - all sitting in the sun of course. …

How to get vitamin-ready for autumn and winter

How to get vitamin-ready for autumn and winter Feature

Winter might be the last thing on your mind as you enjoy the ebbing rays of the sun but, make no mistake, those darker days with their accompanying coughs and sneezes …

Are sports drinks a waste of money?

Are sports drinks a waste of money? Feature

Whether it's the World Cup or the Olympics, you'll see athletes regularly picking up a sports drink for a glug. Marketeers hope we'll do the same, whether after a …

Can changing your diet help psoriasis?

Can changing your diet help psoriasis? Feature

According to the British Skin Foundation, around 2 in 100 people in the UK live with the skin condition psoriasis. It is not infectious, nor does it lead to cancer. But …

Signs you're not getting enough vitamin B12

Signs you're not getting enough vitamin B12 Feature

Your body doesn't make vitamin B12. That means you need to get it from food or supplements. We'll explore why this nutrient is needed, the best sources and the signs …