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The Birmingham Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service produce and recommend a number of key resources. The main resources and useful websites and documents can be found below, some under subject-specific headers. There are some great links to recommended websites with good quality, evidence based patient information on a number of topics and health conditions.

We have produced fantastic, easy to cook recipes, that have been tried and enjoyed by community groups in Birmingham. Click on the recipes page to see them. 

Maternal Health
Early years and school age
Healthy eating and weight loss
Physical activity
Gastroenterology and bowel health 
Diabetes
Heart disease
Malnutrition (Nutrition Support, Local MUST information and Enteral feeding tube advice sheets for nurses)
Other websites and useful information 


Maternal Health

For an overview of dietary advice during pregnancy please use the following resources: the Healthy Eating in Pregnancy Leaflet and the  Healthy Eating Checklist .

There is more detailed advice in the following leaflets: Iron, Calcium and Coping with Sickness in Pregnancy. These leaflets ( apart from the Healthy Eating in Pregnancy leaflet) are also available in Arabic, Bengali, French, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, and Urdu.

Please click below:


NHS Choices:Pregnancy and Breastfeeding 

Breastfeeding 

Information on all aspects of pregnancy and breastfeeding for members of the public and health professionals. 

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSChoices/PregnancyandBreastfeeding 

Early years and school age

Information on the national Healthy Start scheme for pregnant women and children

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

School food trust, the Trusts remit is to transform school food and food skills, promote the education and health of children and young people and improve the quality of food in schools.

School Food Trust 

Food - a fact of life provides a progressive approach to teaching about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming from 3 to 16 years. This site provides a wealth of free resources to stimulate learning, ensuring that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered.

Food a Fact of Life 

The website of the National Healthy Schools Initiative

Healthy Schools

Interactive healthy eating site for children from the World Cancer Research Fund

Great Grub Club

Healthy eating and weight loss 

The Change for Life website
www.nhs.uk/Change4Life

The NHS choices website healthy living page.
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/Pages/Loseweighthome.aspx

National Public Health Lifestyles website – One You.
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou

Commercial weight loss support groups, such as Weight Watchers, Slimming World. 

British Dietetic Association Food Fact sheets. Simple information sheets providing advice 

https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/Want2LoseWeight.pdf
https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/HealthyEating.pdf

British Dietetic Association weight loss website
http://www.bdaweightwise.com/

British Heart foundation www.bhf.org.uk. A in depth guide to weight loss
https://www.bhf.org.uk/publications/healthy-eating-and-drinking/facts-not-fads---your-simple-guide-to-healthy-weight-loss

A family approach to a healthy lifestyle
http://www.mendcentral.org/

Weight loss surgery
http://www.wlsinfo.org.uk

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each good group to achieve a health balanced diet.  

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide

Top tips for eating more fruit and vegetables

5-a-Day

Interesting and fun blog piece about the colourful clues to the health benefits to be found in different types of food.

What does the colour of your fruit and veg tell you?

Physical activity  

BeActive

http://beactivebirmingham.co.uk/

Walking for health 
https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/

British heart foundation 
https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/preventing-heart-disease/staying-active

Check local councils websites for local leisure centers activities. 

A collection of 2km and 5km walks all over Birmingham
Birmingham Walk 2000

Exercise on Prescription aims to help people to become more healthy by increasing their physical activity.
Exercise on Prescription

The City Council’s main website. Details of things to do and leisure facilities.
Birmingham City Council

Gastroenterology and bowel health 

This site provides information for those diagnosed with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH)

Coeliac

Diabetes   

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Diabetes UK

Heart disease

Charity fighting heart and circulatory disease. The BHF funds research, education and life-saving equipment and helps heart patients.

British Heart Foundation 

Malnutrition (Nutrition Support) resources          

There are a number of guidelines available below to help you deliver the best possible nutritional care in the community. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact us at Priestley Wharf. 

The Home Enteral Feeding Guidelines will be available for download soon, but in the meantime please contact us at Priestley Wharf, Tel: 0121 683 2300 for a copy.  You can find a copy of the Enteral Feeding Approved Ancillaries List here.

You can find our Nutrition and COPD leaflet here. If you would like to order copies of this leaflet please contact LG Davies on 0121 430 9000.

Advice on Prescribing Oral Nutritional Supplements for Alcohol and Substance Misusers can be downloaded here

The following links are available to give ideas for boosting calorie intake for people who have a poor appetite or who are trying to gain weight.
 
Food Boosters

Increase the Calories

Nourishing Drinks

Boosting the calories recipe adaptation ideas

Milk Shake Recipe

Palliative Care Nutrition

Dysphagia Snack Recipes

Soft Diet Leaflet

Pureed Diet Leaflet

Non-cows Milk Nourishing Drinks

Care Home On-going Weight Loss Resource

Other websites and useful information 

The BDA is the professional association for dietitians.

British Dietetic Association 

The Nutrition Society is the voluntary professional body for nutritionists.

Nutrition Society 

British Nutrition Foundation, this site provides healthy eating information, resources for schools, news items, recipes and details of the work BNF undertake around the UK/EU.

British Nutrition Foundation 

The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

BAPEN

The National Nurses Nutrition Group

NNNG

The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition group of the BDA.

PENG

NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 

This site provides information on traditional foods of African, Central and South Asian, and Middle Eastern origin.

The Ismaili 

Birmingham Allotments

Page on the City Council’s website detailing everything you need to know about getting an allotment in Birmingham.