The Nutrition team work with colleagues and partners from across the voluntary, local authority and NHS sectors and liaise closely with Oral Health and Health Promotion teams. Our work is driven by local and national policy documents. We engage with local communities to empower and support healthier food choices, using a person centred approach and aim to improve knowledge, skills and access to resources and training around food and nutrition.
- Choose to Lose…and keep weight off for good!
- Focus on your Family
- Community Food Development
- Maternal, Infant and Early Years Nutrition
- Food and Health Inequalities
- Food in Schools
- Workplace Nutrition
- Multi-Cultural Nutrition
- Nutrition Resources
Find out more about the work our team has been involved in over the past year:
Nutrition in the News
Public Health Dietitians are running a campaign in August to mark the launch of a new webpage
Focus on your Family which is hosted on our NHS Forth Valley ‘Choose to Lose’ website.
‘Focus on your Family’ provides practical advice and information to help families work together to develop a healthier and more active lifestyle. The webpage has links to useful resources, mobile apps, family recipe ideas, online nutrition games and a downloadable family workbook which includes meal planners, reward charts, a change checker chart and a fun fitness file.
Now that the kids are back to school, do you need some ideas and inspiration of what to put in your child’s packed lunch?
- Healthy Packed Lunches – BDA Factsheet – BDA Factsheet
- Healthier Lunch Boxes and Picnics – Change4Life
- Love Your Lunch -The Food a Fact of Life site has a range of downloadable ‘Healthy Lunch’ teachers resources: there are classroom activities and a range of resources available, including worksheets and posters.
- How to help your child maintain a healthy weight, BBC Health News, 18th August 2016.
Download our Barras & Bites leaflet to find out where Community Cafes and Fruit & Vegetable Barras are located throughout Forth Valley. This handy resource has information on the cafes and barras including details of opening hours, whether they accept Healthy Start Vouchers, contact details etc…
- Growing Bones Need Vitamin D – Find out more in Vitamin D and You Leaflet.
- Healthy Start – is a voucher scheme for women who have young children or who
are pregnant and are receiving benefits. You can get free milk, fruit and vegetables with Healthy Start vouchers. Check if you qualify here.
Community Nutrition in the Spotlight
Find out more about our nutrition agenda, who we work with and our main work strands: