Dr Carrie Ruxton, PhD, Child Nutrition

Dr Carrie Ruxton, PhD, Child Nutrition

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.

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Recent articles

The keto diet: is it safe and will it really help you lose weight?
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The keto diet: is it safe and will it really help you lose weight? Feature

Low-carbohydrate plans are becoming more established in the nutrition world, but what about their more extreme cousin, the ketogenic diet? Touted by Hollywood celebs …

What to eat and avoid for heartburn
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What to eat and avoid for heartburn Feature

For many people, enjoying a meal has a sting in the tail - heartburn. According to surveys, one in three adults have some heartburn every few days, while nearly one …

How to follow a Mediterranean diet
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How to follow a Mediterranean diet Feature

A Mediterranean diet conjures up an image of fresh fish and colourful salads doused in olive oil, washed down with a glass of red wine - all while sitting in the sun …

How to get vitamin-ready for autumn and winter
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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 …

Do sports drinks really work to improve performance?
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Do sports drinks really work to improve performance? 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 …

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