Fat facts

This Food Fact Sheet explains the different types of fat we eat, how they affect our health and how much we should be eating.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are an important nutrient we use for fuel. Foods containing carbohydrates form part of a healthy, balanced diet for many people.

Diabetes - Type 1

Good diabetes control will help you lead a full and active life and prevent other health complications.

Wheat free diet

Wheat is found in many foods, so a wheat free diet can be restrictive. This fact sheet is intended as a basic guide to eating wheat free.

Weight Loss

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.

Autism and diet

If you are autistic, you may have difficulty with communication and social interactions with others. This Fact Sheet looks at the most common dietary problems affecting autistic people and how dietitians can help.

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.

Sustainable Diet

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.

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

Having to avoid certain foods in your diet can be difficult. But there are a few simple things you can do to help you manage your food allergies - allowing you to stay safe, continue to participate in fun activities and enjoy your food.

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Testing

There are many different 'tests' available to diagnose food allergy or food intolerance. It can be difficult to know which are reliable or based on science. This fact sheet will examine the tests available and whether they are based on evidence.

Eat well, spend less

Healthy eating is important and doesn’t need to be expensive. This food fact sheet will give you some ideas to help you to eat well and keep costs down.

Fibre

Fibre is essential for your gut to work normally. It increases good bacteria which supports your immunity against inflammatory disorders and allergies.

Depression and diet

Good nutrition is important for our mental and physical health. This Food Fact Sheet will look at how following a healthy diet can protect your mental health.

Sport and exercise

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in supporting the training and competition demands of athletes – recreational or elite – in any sport. Good food choices help make sure you have enough energy, which in turn helps training and aids recovery.

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.

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.

Food and mood

Is it possible to plan a diet for a good mood? This fact sheet includes healthy eating tips to improve your mental well-being.

Healthy Eating

Eating a variety of foods can improve general wellbeing, reduce the risk of conditions including heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis and help you manage your weight.

Fluid (water and drinks)

This food fact sheet provides information about staying hydrated.

Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast can look different for everyone depending on their routines, daily activities and personal tastes, but making a sensible choice at all meals is important to support health and provide energy for daily activities. 

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