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Autism and diet

If you have autism, you may have difficulty with communication and social interactions with others. This Fact Sheet looks at the most common dietary problems affecting people with autism and how dietitians can help.

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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.

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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. 

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Fad diets

Tempting though the endless range of ‘quick-fix’ and ‘miracle’ options may be, the promises they make for rapid weight loss for minimum effort are often unrealistic and unsustainable. Most fad diets are associated with some degree of nutritional or health risk.

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Sustainable Diet

Sustainable diets are a global concern. From farm to fork to waste, each stage of our food system has environmental impacts – farming and manufacturing processes and the way we eat and dispose of food is damaging the planet.

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Iron

Your body needs iron for muscle development during growth and to transport oxygen in healthy blood. Iron requirements vary, so careful choices are particularly important for some people.

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Omega-3

You may have heard that eating foods rich in omega-3 fats could help to keep you healthy. This Food Fact Sheet looks at which foods contain omega-3 fats, how much we need and the benefits for our health.

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Milk allergy

Cow’s milk allergy (CMA) occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly reacts to proteins found in milk. In the UK, CMA affects 2-3% of babies and young children, with most growing out of it by the age of five. Immediate milk allergy is uncommon in adults.  

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Vegetarian, vegan and plant-based diet

A plant-based diet is based on foods that come from plants with few or no ingredients that come from animals. This includes vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruits.

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Pollen-food Syndrome (PFS)

Pollen food syndrome (PFS) is usually associated with hayfever (allergic rhinitis). It affects around 2% of the UK population. It is also known as oral allergy syndrome.

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Portion sizes

This Food Fact Sheet will share the suggested portion sizes of typical foods.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fibre

Fibre is essential for your gut to work normally. It increases good bacteria which supports your immunity against inflammatory disorders and allergies.

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Cholesterol

This fact sheet explains what cholesterol is and how eating better can help to lower your cholesterol if it is too high.

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Calcium

How much calcium do different groups of people need and what foods and drinks are rich in calcium?

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Complementary feeding (weaning)

Introducing new foods at the right time will help your baby develop and grow into a healthy child.

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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.

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Sport and exercise

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in supporting the training and competition demands of athletes – recreational or elite – in any sport. Good food choices help make sure you have enough energy, which in turn helps training and aids recovery.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fluid (water and drinks)

This food fact sheet provides information about staying hydrated.

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Mindful Eating

Being fully present in the moment when you’re eating, without distractions, may improve your eating experience, promote positive, healthy eating habits and behaviours.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fat facts

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

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Wholegrains

This fact sheet recommends the amount of wholegrains people should consume and explains which foods contain it.

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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.

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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.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and diet

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Iodine

This Food Fact Sheet will tell you more about iodine, its food sources and how much you need.

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Weight Loss

Information about losing weight, weight loss tips and how to achieve the goals you want.

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Malnutrition

The simple steps outlined in this Food Fact Sheet should help to identify and treat malnutrition.

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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 them, which ones to take and the risks that come along with them.`

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Diabetes - Type 2

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high because your body cannot use it properly.

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Pressure ulcers (pressure sores) and diet

This Food Fact Sheet explains who may be at risk or pressure ulcers and how they can be avoided.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and diet

This Fact Sheet explains what chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME is, and what dietary factors you need to be aware of to help manage the illness.

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Carbohydrates

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

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Healthy eating for children

This Food Fact Sheet will help you ensure your child is eating the right food, however old they are.

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