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.

Nutrition and hydration and the MDT

This piece highlights the potential for placements ‘outside the norm’ and the importance of multidisciplinary working in delivering nutrition and hydration interventions.

BDA supports launch of Moving Forward Stronger paper

The BDA has contributed towards a new paper calling for urgent action to help those with long term conditions who may have declined during the pandemic due to a lack of support.

Hydration matters

Access graphics created by the BDA Older People Specialist Group about the importance of hydration, how to spot dehydration and what the consequences might be.

Dementia and Older People's Mental Health - Guidance for Primary Care Networks and Care Homes

A guidance document created by NHS South East Clinical Delivery and Networks, which outlines the EHCH model and the MDT team that can support care homes and residents in relation to dementia and mental health.

Call to build evidence base on nutrition in old age

BDA Older People Specialist Group respond to the recently published SACN report on nutrition for older people.

Malnutrition in older people

This Malnutrition Awareness Week, Emily Stuart, RD, looks at how a food-first approach is the cornerstone for treatment but there are several social aspects to consider when discussing malnutrition in older people.

Nutrition and dementia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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