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Keep the Cake Away!

Liz Blamire

20th January 2023

Chair of the Food Standards Agency, Professor Susan Jebb, caused controversy this week when she compared being surrounded by cakes in the workplace to passive smoking.

The Professor explained that we dismiss the importance of environment on our choices and that we should all aim to be 'supportive colleagues', encouraging one another to make healthy choices.

Cake typically contains high levels of fat, salt and sugar, all of which when eaten to excess, can cause a variety of problems, from weight gain and raised blood pressure, to increased insulin resistance. One way to make healthier choices, is to remove temptation.

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Liz Blamire

Liz is the current tutor2u subject lead for Health and Social Care. She is a former NHS midwife, who has worked in community, birth centre and acute hospital settings. Liz is an SSAT Accredited Lead Practitioner, who has taught Health and Social Care in FE and secondary schools, where she was a successful HOD. Liz is an experienced senior examiner and author.

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