Fat facts

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

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.

Hypertension and Diet

BDA Food Fact Sheet on Hypertension and Diet.

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).

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.

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.

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.`

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.

Carbohydrates

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

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.

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.

Diabetes - Type 1

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

Fluid (water and drinks)

This food fact sheet provides information about staying hydrated.

Autism and diet

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

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).

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.

Detox Diets

The idea behind detoxing is that from time to time we need to clear the “toxic waste” from our body in order to stay healthy. This Fact Sheet will explore the myths around detox diets and explain the benefits of a balanced diet.

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.

Fibre

Most of us need to eat more fibre and having a very good intake from a wide variety of foods is linked to a better overall nutritional intake.

Heart Health

This fact sheet contains practical up-to-date information about how to keep your heart healthy by making the right food and drink choices.

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Testing

This fact sheet looks at various food allergy tests available and discusses the scientific background or ‘evidence’ behind them.

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

It is important to know the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance, as these conditions are diagnosed and managed differently. This Fact Sheet will explain the differences.

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.