Nutrition / Obesity Prevention

The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically in Northern Ireland over the last twenty years, affecting both adults and children.  Obesity is associated with an increased risk of a range of physical health conditions, including heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, respiratory problems and joint pain.

Eating well is one of the most important things we can do to improve and help protect our health. No single food provides us with all the nutrients we need, so it is important to eat a wide variety of foods. For further information on nutritional information and eating well for adults, go to www.enjoyhealthyeating.info or why not complete the Food and Nutrition Survey NHSCT.

 

Choose To Live Better Campaign

Choose to Live Better is a current Public Health Agency (PHA) campaign.

Changes to our lifestyle can lead to a change in our waistlines, as well as our outlook which can affect our health. An easy way to find out whether your waistline is increasing your risk of developing serious illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes is to take the tape measure test as part of the Choose to Live Better campaign.

Help and support is on hand. For top tips, simple healthy recipes and some brilliant ideas simply visit our website at:

www.choosetolivebetter.com

Choose to Live Better Leaflet

Cook it!

The Northern Trust Cook it! Team offers practical community nutrition education programmes, funded by PHA, suitable for a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community groups, delivered by trained Tutors.

Would you like to become a Tutor to deliver a Cook It! Programme?

Cook It! Programme – A six session evidence based practical nutrition programme, designed to support individuals within local communities to enhance their cooking skills and learn about eating a healthy balanced diet on a limited budget.

Food Values Programme – A four session budgeting programme that aims to make healthier food choices more accessible within a limited budget.

I Can Cook It! Programme – An eight session programme for those with a mild to moderate learning disability. The programme aims to increase participant’s knowledge in nutrition and food hygiene, enhance cooking skills and motivate change in healthy eating habits.

Cook it! Tutor training courses are currently being delivered throughout the Northern Trust area, for more information please contact

Cook it! Team Braid Valley Hospital,
Cushendall Road, Ballymena,
BT43 6HL Tel: 028 2563 5276
Email: cookit@northerntrust.hscni.net

Health Alliance Website Cook It Course Overview

 

safefood

Safefood report ‘Whole systems approach to childhood obesity: A review of the evidence’

https://www.safefood.net/getattachment/af07a18f-2d5a-4ef4-8abe-f2c4fd3ddfe0/Whole-systems-approach-to-obesity.pdf?lang=en-IE

 

Food Fact Sheets

FOOD FACT SHEET Fruit and Vegetables – how to get five-a-day

FOOD FACT SHEET Food & Mood

Eat Well Primary School animated videos

During the webinar our Eat Well Primary school animated videos were launched. Find attached for sharing within your own organisation. Feel free to add these to your organisations website.

Note: You will need to register with VIMEO to access.

 

Eat Well To Be Well – Key Stage 1 – Keep Learning

Eat Well To Be Well – Key Stage 2 – Keep Learning

Eat Well To Be Well – Key Stage 1&2 – Take Notice

 

Health Literacy as presented by Claire Ramsey

Launch of Health Literacy animations.

https://northerntrust-hscni.pagetiger.com/healthliteracytoolkit/health-literacy-animations

 

Healthy Eating Information is available from the following links:

BBC Good Food Quick and Healthy Recipes

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/quick-and-healthy

 

Choose to Live Better – 85 recipes

https://www.choosetolivebetter.com/content/healthy-recipes

 

Cooking on a Budget

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/on-a-budget.html

 

Dietetic Services

http://www.northerntrust.hscni.net/services/nutrition-dietetic-services/

 

Eat Well Live Well

https://www.youthonline.org.uk/eatwelllivewell/?fbclid=IwAR1Nw0ldKnL4xmxHrRCE8bhBi5ToV6OUk1jHGS7uyWF_54AQC_WvSU0mz9M

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

 

Healthy Eating

https://www.safefood.eu/Healthy-Eating.aspx

https://www.safefood.eu/SafeFood/media/SafeFoodLibrary/Documents/Healthy%20Eating/101_Square_Meals_1.pdf

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/

http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Enjoy_Healthy_Eating_09_17_0.pdf

 

Store Cupboard Essentials

https://www.bda.uk.com/uploads/assets/275073a5-06cc-473f-b349ca768124e72f/200406-BDA-OPSG-Store-cupboard-Flier-V2-A4-version.pdf