I often find my Facebook newsfeed and email inbox filling up with discussions around quacks who peddle misinformation and confusion around healthy eating. I’m not a fan of demonising an individual food or nutrient, and I’m certainly not a fan of the amount of money that such an overly-simplistic approach can make. But I’m also not keen on ‘bashing’ individuals for promoting these kind of approaches to eating. Personal attacks easily step into the realm of maliciousness, and I have never seen them to be very effective- they just get people’s backs up.
Adopting a more constructive approach and taking small steps to help others realign their approach to food, however… Now, that’s the way forward.
That’s why I was excited to come across Nosh a month or two ago, on another Dietitian’s blog, Cheering for Nutrition. Nosh is a new online magazine that is published by Australian Dietitians. All of its content comes from Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD’s) and other qualified health professionals, so you know you can trust what you read.
Some of the things I like about Nosh is that it:
- Is full of photos and graphics, and light on text
- Contains information you know you can trust
- Is a good length- not long enough to make you regret clicking on it, but also long enough to cover a wide range of nutritional topics
- Contains nutritious recipes that the average person would want to eat (as opposed to recipes that contain unusual and expensive super foods that only a certain niche demographic would eat)
My only gripe with it so far is that the website seems to be quite slow, although I suspect that this is more to do with the online publishing software than anything else. I know I’ve had similar issues with other similar online magazines.
Nosh joins the ranks of a growing range of magazines that deliver nutrition information in a reader-friendly format. Other similar publications include the Healthy Food Guide and eDietitians. So far, it appears that two issues of Nosh have been published (see Issue 1 and Issue 2).
Do you have any other trustworthy nutrition magazines that you enjoy reading? I always love to hear about such publications.
Disclaimer: I have no personal interest, financial or otherwise, in Nosh magazine. The views held are my own.