This fact sheet recommends amounts of iron for different groups of people and the foods and drinks that are rich in iron.


What are the benefits of Omega 3 and what is it?

Soya and health – the basics

This Food Fact Sheet explains about soya foods.


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


This fact sheet explains what cholesterol is and how you can improve your diet to help reduce the level in your blood if it is too high.


Most of us need to eat more fibre and having a very good intake from a wide variety of foods is linked to a better overall nutritional intake.


This Food Fact Sheet will help you understand how sugar may affect your health and well-being.

Vitamin D

You can get vitamin D from some foods including fortified foods and everyone is recommended to take a supplement, especially during autumn and winter.


This fact sheet recommends the amount of wholegrains people should consume and gives examples of wholegrains.

Salt and Health

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.


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

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.


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

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.

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.

Trans Fats

This Food Fact Sheet looks at trans fats, comparing them to other types of fats, describing which foods they are in and gives you tips on how to avoid them.


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

Energy Density

Stanols and Sterols