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.

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.

Hypertension and Diet

BDA Food Fact Sheet on Hypertension and Diet.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and diet

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

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.

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

Too much salt in our diets can lead to problems such as water retention, raised blood pressure, and ultimately a higher risk of heart attack, kidney disease and stroke. This sheet will provide tips on cutting down your salt intake.

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.`

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