FOODFLICKER PROVIDES YOU WITH HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS USING PHOTOS, RECIPES AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW MEAL PLANS
Everybody eats food and most people want to eat tasty food first – if it’s healthy, that is a bonus. FoodFlicker addresses these ideals and aims to inspire people to establish a healthy pattern of eating that is personal to them. Eating this way should be conceptualised as a lifestyle rather than a diet. Personalisation is key as one size does not fit all either in terms of how we metabolise food or in terms of taste or preferences.The information provided by FoodFlicker is from experts: highly-qualified in the fields of nutrition and exercise science – nutritionists with years of experience dealing with the general public and elite athletes from a range of professional and amateur sports.
THE FOODFLICKER PHILOSOPHY...
...draws on many influences and blends the latest scientific research with our own successful nutrition practices from our team of experts and active practitioners from the past 10 years of dealing with clients ranging from elite professional athletes to weight loss clients from weekend warriors to patients with metabolic disease.We base our recipes primarily on fresh ingredients, keeping processed foods to a minimum, and minimising many of the factors associated with ill-health in the modern diet such as added sugars, processed vegetable and seed oils, artificial sweeteners and the rest.While the arguments continue to rage from low carbohydrate to low fat, from Paleo to vegan, there are two constants when it comes to healthy lifestyles: the presence of daily physical activity (all roads to good health include regular exercise in some form), and dietary patterns that are rich in wholesome foods that are fresh and minimally-processed.We don’t believe in counting calories or going hungry. With time at a premium in modern active lifestyle, we believe that meals should be quick and easy to prepare and taste great, whatever your goal. Our recipes are practiced by leading athletes and performance nutritionists, and merge this philosophy with the science of nutrition and performance.
- Daniel Davey(BSc MSc CSCS NEHS)
Daniel Davey is co-founder of FoodFlicker and a performance nutritionist currently working in professional rugby and elite Gaelic games. Daniel received his BSc in Science from University College Dublin and holds an MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health from the University of Bristol. Daniel is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and has completed the national qualification in Exercise and Health Studies.
In recent years, Daniel has worked with a wide range of athletes and clients to achieve various performance- and health-related goals. Throughout this experience, he has focused on the common theme of educating people using practical and simple nutrition information, such as healthy recipes and simple meal ideas, especially through the innovative use of new media. Clearly, the easier and more accessible that it is for people to understand which daily food choices to make based around tasty and healthy food, the simpler they will find it to achieve their goals.
- Brendan Egan(BSc MSc PhD)
Brendan Egan is co-founder of FoodFlicker, and a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science. Brendan received his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick, and MSc with Distinction in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University, and PhD from Dublin City University focusing on the molecular basis for skeletal muscle adaptation to exercise. He completed his post-doctoral training in the Integrative Physiology group at the Karolinska Institute examining the molecular regulation of insulin resistance.
His research training and academic background leads him to favour a research-driven, evidence-based approach to nutrition and performance science. His current research group explores the interaction between exercise and nutrition to influence health and performance across the lifespan. He provides sports nutrition support to a variety of elite teams and athletes, and is currently active as an inter-county Gaelic football player.
- Arthur Dunne(BSc MSc SENr)
Arthur Dunne is a sports scientist and performance nutritionist who completed his BSc in Nutrition and Sport Science and MSc with Distinction in Applied Sports Nutrition, both at St Mary’s University, London. To date, Arthur has worked in the UK and Ireland with junior and senior athletes in both individual and team-based sports. He has also received an award in Sport Nutrition from the UK Dairy Council for research in the use of milk to support exercise and recovery. With a keen interest in playing sport, he has represented Munster schools rugby team at inter-provincial level as well as been awarded an All-Star for British universities Gaelic football.
- Brian Walsh(BComm MSc)
Brian Walsh is a professional chef with a background in business and marketing. Brian obtained his Bachelor degree in studied Commerce from University College Dublin, and MSc in Marketing from the Michael Smurfit Business School. He has several years of experience in the food industry as both a waiter and a chef, and has completed the Professional Certificate at the Ballymaloe Cookery School. He is currently employed as chef at a leading Dublin restaurant. He is connecting these skills with a passion for tasty food and the FoodFlicker philosophy, and thereby delivering unique cooking demonstrations and services as a performance chef.
- Rachel Kennedy(BSc RD MINDI)
Rachel Kennedy is a registered dietitian having obtained a Higher Certificate in Physiology and Health Science with Distinction from IT Carlow, and BSc (Hons) Dietetics from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Rachel has gained experience in a wide range of clinical conditions throughout her time working at Nottingham University Hospital. Therefore, Rachel knows first-hand the importance of practicing good nutrition habits to support optimum health and its potential in the prevention and treatment of health issues.
As part of the FoodFlicker team, Rachel has worked with a large number of team sport athletes including adolescents, specifically in the area of providing nutrition education to support and achieve excellent health, and to reach their performance potential. Rachel is also currently undertaking research in advancing the knowledge and practices in maternal nutrition and its impact on neonatal outcomes at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin as part of her PhD with Dublin Institute of Technology.
- Dr Seamus Kiernan(MB BAO BCh MICGP)
Seamus Kiernan studied Medicine in University College Dublin and qualified in 2001. Dr. Kiernan is a practicing General Practitioner, working with patients daily to advise them on how best to reach their health goals. He also has worked as a member of the medical team for University College Dublin Rugby Football club. More recently, he joined the FoodFlicker team in order to provide support for a variety of medical issues experienced by clients as they progress towards their health and performance goals. He has a keen interest in general health promotion, and is founder of the popular website, theonlinegp.ie.