The Porter Nutrition blog is a way of finding out about food and nutrition from an expert and someone who lives what they advise

Hi, I’m Aliya, I’m a Registered Nutritionist, mum of 3 and community campaigner. I’ve worked for charities, the NHS and private sector. I volunteer in lots of places – I’m a Regional Rep for the Association for Nutrition, a toddler group leader, and the Chair of a local park group.

Why am I so bloated?

My clients often ask me about bloating. It’s very common. It’s also very uncomfortable for anyone who is experiencing it. What do I do first?  As a Registered Nutritionist, I will always ask clients to see their GP to rule out any underlying medical conditions before we try to work together. Why? Not because I want…

Top tips for carers for eating well

I have had the privilege of working with Manchester Carers Network for the last few years and have met so many wonderful carers. Carers do such a fantastic job of looking after other people but sometimes it can be hard to fit in time to look after themselves. I run workshops with Manchester Carers Network…

Calorie Counting

Calorie counting is exactly what it says, counting the number of calories in food. Some of us do this for interest. Some because we have been told how many calories we need and want to maintain, gain or lose weight. 1g of fat is 9 calories1g of protein is 4 calories1g of carbohydrate is 4…

Family recipe book – get children cooking

If you have been following my work, you will know that I think it is vital that children learn how to cook. They can start young and that time together in the kitchen can grow into a hobby, a job or just a survival skill. I was commissioned by World Cancer Research Fund to write…


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