Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is being aware of the experiences presenting themselves to you. It means paying full attention to the unfolding moment, without judgement, and accepting what it is. This may help you to consider your thoughts, physical sensations and behaviours without reacting automatically.

Diet, behaviour and learning in children

Giving your child regular meals, and a healthy, well-balanced diet helps their development, mental wellbeing and physical health.

Fat facts

Fats are an important part of the diet; they provide the body with energy and with some important vitamins.

Wholegrains

This fact sheet recommends the amount of wholegrains people should consume and gives examples of wholegrains.

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.

Folic Acid

This Food Fact Sheet will tell you all about folic acid – which foods are good sources, how much you need, and who should take supplements.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 that can help these symptoms.

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.

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.

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 (OA).

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.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and diet

This Food Fact Sheet looks at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and how a healthy diet can help.

Hypertension and Diet

BDA Food Fact Sheet on Hypertension and Diet.

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.

Skin health

Healthy packed lunches

This Food Fact Sheet provides the information that you need to have a nutritious balanced packed lunch that will fill you up through to dinner time.

Iodine

This Food Fact Sheet will tell you more about iodine, its food sources and how much you need.

Weight Loss

Information about losing weight and achieving the goals you want.

Malnutrition

The simple steps outlined in this Food Fact Sheet should help to identify and treat malnutrition.

Salt

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.

Supplements

A lot of vitamin, mineral and other nutritional supplements are available on the market. This Food Fact Sheet will break down who needs to take supplements, which ones to take and the risks that come along with them.`

Diabetes - Type 2

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high because your body cannot use it properly.

Milk allergy

This food fact sheet will help you to follow a healthy, balanced milk-free diet.

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.

Pressure ulcers (pressure sores) and diet

This Food Fact Sheet explains who may be at risk or pressure ulcers and how they can be avoided.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and diet

Plant-based diet

Well-planned plant-based and vegan diets can support healthy living at every age and life-stage.

Breastfeeding

This Food Fact Sheet provides information about how to breastfeed your baby and explains the benefits of breastfeeding.

Carbohydrates

Foods that contain carbohydrates are an important part of our diets. Learn how to choose healthy sources of carbohydrates.

Healthy eating for children

The BDA's healthy eating for children food fact sheet.

Cholesterol

This fact sheet explains what cholesterol is and how you can improve your diet to help reduce the level in your blood if it is too high.

Fad diets

Many of us would like to lose a few pounds. However you shouldn’t be tempted by the ever increasing range of ‘quick fix’ and ‘miracle’ options making unrealistic weight loss promises for minimum effort.

Wheat free diet

This fact sheet is intended as a basic guide to eating wheat free.

Eat well, spend less

It is a myth that eating healthily needs to be expensive. This food fact sheet will give you some ideas to help you eat well and spend less.

Soya foods

This Food Fact Sheet explains about soya foods.

Food labelling: nutrition information

Checking the nutrition label is a good way to compare products, make healthier choices and eat a balanced a diet. This fact sheet aims to help you understand and use the nutrition information presented on the food label.

Healthy snacks

This Fact Sheet will help you to choose snacks that can form part of a healthy diet and help you avoid the unhealthy ones.

Iron

This fact sheet recommends amounts of iron for different groups of people and lists iron rich foods.

Portion sizes

This Food Fact Sheet provides an overview of recommended food portion sizes of typical foods.

Sugar

This Food Fact Sheet will help you understand how sugar may affect your health and well-being.

Diabetes - Type 1

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

Omega-3

What are the benefits of Omega 3 and what is it?

Living with a Food Allergy

Food allergy information including help to understand food labelling and cooking tips.

Alcohol facts

Information and facts about alcohol, alcohol units and the effects of alcohol.

Suitable milks for children with cow's milk allergy

If your child is allergic to cows milk, it is very important to replace it with a milk alternative that will provide the same nutrition.

Sport and exercise

Stanols and Sterols

This Food Fact Sheet will look at their role in reducing the bad type of cholesterol in our blood which can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Fluid (water and drinks)

This food fact sheet provides information about staying hydrated.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and diet

This Food Fact Sheet is about the role that diet has in managing symptoms of one of the more common arthritic conditions, rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Autism and diet

This Food Fact Sheet looks at the most common dietary problems affecting people with autism and how dietitians can help.

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