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.
This Food Fact Sheet explains the different types of fat we eat, how they affect our health and how much we should be eating.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 are an important nutrient we use for fuel. Foods containing carbohydrates form part of a healthy, balanced diet for many people.
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.
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.
Food labelling: nutrition information
Checking the nutrition label is a good way to compare products, make healthier choices and eat a balanced diet. This fact sheet aims to help you understand and use the nutrition information presented on the food label.
This Fact Sheet will help you to choose snacks that will form a nutritious part of your diet. It will help you avoid snacks that can contribute too many extra calories and additional fat, sugar and salt to your food intake.
Diabetes - Type 1
Good diabetes control will help you lead a full and active life and prevent other health complications.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and diet
This Food Fact Sheet is about the role that diet may have in managing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis literally means the inflammation of joints.
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 wellbeing.
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.
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.
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 is essential for your gut to work normally. It increases good bacteria which supports your immunity against inflammatory disorders and allergies.
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
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.
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.
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.