Disclosure

General

  • I am a UK Registered Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
  • I aim to use my scientific knowledge and expertise as a dietitian in an accurate and professionally responsible manner.
  • Transparency is important in social media as is ethics in any writing or reporting. I have pledged to blog with integrity which means I am bound by an ethical code of conduct and will not provide false or misleading information.
  • I never make or support unjustifiable statements relating to particular products (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines) or exclusively promote one product over another (as per food industry regulations).
  • The advice given on this website is evidence-based and aimed at the general adult public.  It should not be used as an alternative to personally tailored advice given by your own dietitian, doctor, or health care professional.
  • All of the opinions on this website are my own and are 100% honest.  You have the right to know if I have accepted money or ‘freebies’ (samples) in the process of formulating those views (as per the Internet Advertising Bureau).
  • It is my policy to only recommend or accept compensation from companies I believe in and/or would purchase from myself.
  • A product mention or feature does not imply endorsement or recommendation of the product in question.
  • Any sponsorship or other forms of compensation are clearly marked and will never influence the content, topic, or posts on this site.
  • The images featured on this website are either my own, licensed, or from a copyright-free source.  Photo credits are given where applicable.
  • I will try to update old content from time to time (where applicable), however please note that older posts may no longer be up to date.

My Philosophy

  • My aim is to motivate and inspire others to lead healthier, happier, and more connected lives. I do this by writing about natural nutrition, providing healthy lifestyle tips, creating nutritious recipes, and reviewing products, all of which I share via this website.
  • I promote wholefoods to be eaten as a part of a predominantly plant-based, healthy balanced diet.
  • I don’t believe in labeling food as ‘good’, ‘bad’, ‘clean’ or ‘super’.  Variety is the spice of life and moderation is key.
  • I promote health as a lifestyle, rather than fad/short-term diets.
  • I don’t count calories unless there is an absolute clinical need for it and favour the evidence-based concept of Mindful Eating for long-term health.
  • This website reflects who I am personally and professionally.  You can rest assured that I will only blog about products and services I truly love.

Communication

  • I endeavour to answer all genuine messages and comments received and will always try to reply in a timely manner.
  • I can be contacted in relation to all of the nutritional services I offer, including nutrition coaching; nutrition and health writing; and support for entrepreneurs working in the health and wellness sector.
  • I cannot provide individual nutritional advice unless I have completed a full nutritional assessment (see ‘Nutrition Coaching’ on my Services Page for more information). However, I may discuss population-level health advice, the evidence base in relation to nutrition and where appropriate I may signpost to relevant resources or sources of support.
  • I do not respond to: offensive, attacking or irrelevant comments/messages, or to comments/messages with no connection to nutrition/dietetics (which may be deleted).
  • If I am contacted in relation to a topic which falls outside of my scope of practice, I will be upfront about this and may signpost you to another professional who has expertise in that specific area.
  • Where appropriate, I may continue a conversation via email or private message rather than on a social media platform.

Product/Service Reviews & Features

  • I only ever review or feature products/services which I personally would buy and that I believe, as a dietitian, could enhance the health, well-being and/or diet variety of my readers.
  • I am lucky enough to be occasionally sent samples of products to try, however I only blog about the ones that I personally and professionally like and that I would buy with my own money. If I do receive a sample there will be a statement saying this at the end of the blog post.
  • Any reviews of products are based on my personal preference (taste) and a nutrition assessment based on my professional observation and training as a registered dietitian.
  • Any rewards e.g. samples received, do not play a part in the products and services featured/used or statements written on this blog (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines).
  • If I do not like a product, rather than write a negative review, I will not feature it on my blog.  I cannot and will not be swayed by incentives of any kind.
  • If a product doesn’t fit with my philosophy, has claims based on pseudoscience, or (in my personal and professional opinion) will not enhance the wellbeing of my readers (e.g. diet pills, junk food etc), I won’t feature it.  I cannot and will not be swayed by incentives of any kind.

Sponsored Blog Posts

  • If the end of a blog post is marked as “sponsored/inspired by..”, “in collaboration with..” or “featured”, a company has compensated me either via money, a gift, or something else of value for the time taken to write it. Regardless, all comments are my own, are 100% honest, and are not influenced by the incentive.
  • Any rewards received do not play a part in the products and services featured/used or statements written on this blog (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines).
  • I decline sponsored blog posts from companies that I do not believe will enhance the wellbeing of my readers e.g. has claims based on pseudoscience. I cannot and will not be swayed by incentives of any kind.
  • On social media, #Sp gives reference to a sponsored blog post if the company is mentioned within the status.

Protein Powders/Drinks and Supplements

  • I occasionally use plant-based protein powders within my recipes as this is one way that I am able to manipulate the energy density of my recipes/increase the satiety (fullness) value (to help with weight management).
  • I do not recommend protein powders or protein drinks routinely, however believe that they can be convenient if individuals have relatively high protein needs which cannot be met by food alone e.g. a strength athlete trying to gain weight may require as much as 2g protein per kg body weight a day.
  • I recommend that you follow personal advice provided to you by your dietitian, doctor or health care professional regarding the intake of protein powders or protein drinks.
  • I personally take a multivitamin containing vitamin D as a way of ensuring that I reach my recommended daily nutrient intakes.  I also take supplemental iron, magnesium and probiotics for therapeutic use.  I would recommend that you speak to your doctor or dietitian before taking any supplements.

Gluten-Free Recipes

  • If you have been diagnosed with coeliac disease, you will need to follow a gluten-free diet. Please see NHS Choices for more information.
  • If my recipes are marked as ‘gluten-free’ it is still your responsibility to check that each ingredient used is labelled ‘gluten-free’ e.g. oats, as ingredients and products vary on their gluten content depending on the brand/processing methods.
  • If you are following a gluten-free diet I recommend you follow personal advice provided to you by your doctor and/or dietitian.

Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes

  • If a recipe is tagged as ‘vegetarian’ or ‘vegan’ it is still your responsibility to check that each ingredient used is indeed vegetarian/vegan.
  • If milk is used in a vegan recipe then do not use cow’s milk (as this is not a vegan product).
  • If honey is used in a vegan recipe then please use an alternate liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Fish may be present in my recipes and you can omit at your leisure.
  • If you are following a vegetarian/vegan diet I recommend you follow personal advice provided to you by your doctor, and/or dietitian. This may also include advice on relevant supplements
  • More information can be found at NHS Choices.

Affiliate Links and Codes

  • I receive many questions about where ingredients/products/services used/mentioned can be purchased and so I link to (where possible) where either I personally have obtained them or where you can purchase them easily and at a reasonable price.
  • My blog content (advice and recipes) remain free to all because of the addition of affiliate links/codes; each blog post takes a considerable amount of time to write and each recipe takes a considerable amount of time and also money to develop/make. If you click certain hyperlinks and purchase items or use my discount code, in some cases I may receive a small commission e.g. from Amazon. Affiliate links do not affect the price that you pay.
  • If I link to an e-shop, it is not that I endorse the advice that they may give or their philosophy, it is merely a place where either I obtained the product in question, or that you can purchase it.
  • All blog posts containing affiliate links/codes are clearly labelled at the end.

Discount Codes

  • I occasionally post carefully selected discount codes which reduce the price of certain products that I link to e.g. nut butters, which may mean that making my recipes is cheaper for you. I do this to benefit my readers and followers and I too may also use them.
  • Any rewards received do not play a part in the products and services featured/used or statements written on this blog (as per HCPC & BDA guidelines).

Adverts

  • Any adverts/links displayed on this blog do not imply a recommendation, however they are selected in line with my blog’s philosophy of health and wellbeing.
  • Adverts are present with the purpose of generating a revenue in order to sustain the day to day runnings of this blog i.e. hosting costs, cost of ingredients, baking equipment, travel, photography equipment and filming equipment, all of which will be bought with the aim of enhancing your reading experience.

Competitions and Giveaways

  • I periodically hold competitions/giveaways on my blog as a way of interacting with my readers and providing an opportunity for others to try new products.
  • I do not promote the products that I give away more than others that I do not.
  • Most of the giveaway prizes featured have been provided to me free of charge however, sometimes I use my own money to purchase them (prizes provided free of charge will be highlighted).
  • I am very selective about the products that I giveaway and take into account both my personal taste and professional opinion as a dietitian based on the nutritional content/type of product
  • Unless stated otherwise, giveaways are open to UK residents only due to postage.

Newsletter

  • Your email address will be added to my newsletter if you request to join the newsletter either via my home-page or the link provided.
  • I endeavour to send my newsletter towards the start of every month using MailChimp.
  • I will not pass on your email address to anyone unless it is needed to send a giveaway prize, which I will check with you first about.
  • Please add tracey@wildaboutnutrition.co.uk to your contacts/address book and check your spam box if you do not receive my newsletter and you believe that you have subscribed before contacting me.
  • You have the right to unsubscribe from my weekly email at any time (using the link provided within each newsletter).

Acknowledgements

This Disclosure was last updated on 5th Septemeber 2020.

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