Coeliac disease and gluten-free diet
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition. When someone with coeliac disease eats gluten, it causes the body’s immune system to attack and damage its own tissues. This fact sheet discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Coeliac disease.
Long Covid and Diet
Following a coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, symptoms can last for more than 12 weeks. This is called Long Covid. Symptoms vary a lot. They affect people differently and affect many different body systems. This fact sheet explains how diet can help with recovery.
Sustainable diets are a global concern. From farm to fork to waste, each stage of our food system has environmental impacts – farming and manufacturing processes and the way we eat and dispose of food is damaging the planet.
This Food Fact Sheet explains the different types of fat we eat, how they affect our health and how much we should be eating.
Fruit and vegetables - how to get five-a-day
By eating at least five portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables a day, you will not only look and feel better, but you will give your body many essential nutrients that it needs to maintain your overall long-term health.
Pregnancy and diet
Pregnancy is a good time to think about what you’re eating. What you eat now will help your baby to grow healthily and give them the best start in life and help you to feel your best. This food Fact Sheet will help you make those good food choices.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diet
Dietary changes can often help irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and sometimes simple changes are all that are needed. This Food Fact Sheet explains that dietary changes can help these symptoms.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and diet
This Food Fact Sheet looks at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and how a healthy diet can help.
Spotting and treating malnutrition
Malnutrition is a condition which happens when you do not get the correct amount of nutrients from your diet. The simple steps outlined in this Food Fact Sheet should help to identify and treat malnutrition.
Osteoporosis and diet
There are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting osteoporosis like having a healthy balanced diet with plenty of calcium, vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals.
Osteoarthritis and diet
Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain. This Food Fact Sheet is about the role diet has in managing symptoms of the most common arthritic condition, osteoarthritis.
Hypertension and Diet
This fact sheet will tell you about simple changes to your diet that can help reduce the health risks that having high blood pressure can cause.
Menopause and diet
The menopause is the time when periods stop. It is defined as occurring 12 months after the last menstrual period and usually happens between the ages of 45-55. This Food Fact Sheet explains what happens during the menopause and provides dietary advice to help aid symptoms.
Glycaemic Index (GI)
This Food Fact Sheet explains how there are many types of carbohydrates (carbs), but they all behave differently in your body. The Glycaemic Index (GI), is a ranking of how quickly these foods make your blood glucose levels rise after eating them.
If you feel like you have lost your ‘glow’ or wish to maintain healthy skin, read on for some top food and lifestyle tips to get you glowing inside and out.
Healthy packed lunches
Packed lunches can be easy, healthy and exciting. These tips can help you make a tasty and nutritious lunch and help you choose options from the main food groups.
This Food Fact Sheet is all about the nutrient iodine. It explains why iodine is important, how much iodine you need for health and the main food sources of iodine.
We know that achieving a healthier weight can be a challenge and maintaining a healthier weight can be difficult too. This fact sheet will support you to get started and keep going.
This Food Fact Sheet looks at salt in our diet, how to identify foods containing too much salt and tips to moderate salt consumption and improve your health.
Do you really need supplements or are they just a waste of money? Mixed messages from the media, family and friends can make things even more confusing. This Food Fact Sheet will help you decide.