Vitamin D is in the news today alongside a government proposal that everyone should be taking a supplement to counteract the lack of sunshine we receive on our fair isle. 

Food is more than just sustenance – it's a shared experience. For as long as humans have been around, we have been sharing our bounty with others, especially when we have too much or someone does not have enough.

Pitched up every Friday in Brighthelm Garden on Queens Road is Street Diner. It's a thriving street food market with traders from in and around Sussex; most of whom source ingredients locally. It's been a roaring success with hungry punters and has helped lots of new food businesses get off the ground.

Our team of dietitians run both group and 1-1 nutritional advice services across the city. We frequently get asked questions about weight loss by our clients which may have been picked up in the media or passed on from friends. So we thought we would write a series of Q&A blogs to provide you with accurate and informed answers to some of your nutritional queries.

First Base is a Brighton Housing Trust day centre which supports people who are sleeping rough or are insecurely housed in the city, helping them get back on their feet. The services they provide – from basic facilities like showers and laundry for rough sleepers, to accommodation services, work & learning activities and mental health support – are invaluable and are accessed by hundreds of people over the year. For many of these people, First Base is quite literally a life-saver.