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.

BDA partners up with Barnardo’s on major food insecurity project

The BDA is playing its part in supporting families and households experiencing food insecurity by working with Barnardo’s on a new cooking skills project.

What are the difficulties for autistic children at mealtimes?

Registered Dietitian Hannah Whittaker discusses some of the common difficulties parents and carers of autistic children report around mealtimes - and some of the techniques to reduce anxiety.

Scan, swipe and swap! NHS Food Scanner App at hand for healthier choices

Read about a Dietitian's involvement in the NHS Better Health's new NHS Food Scanner app.

Fish oils and children

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Breastfeeding - what are the benefits?

Your milk is unique to your baby and their nutritional needs. This fact sheet provides information about human milk, breastfeeding and where to get advice and support. 

Carbohydrates

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

Healthy eating for children

Children need regular meals and snacks to give them the energy and nutrients to grow and stay healthy. Children’s nutritional needs change as they get older, so it is important to be aware of these changes. This Food Fact Sheet will help you ensure your child is eating the right food, whatever age they are.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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