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!
- Choose To Lose @ Work
- 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
Over the week CASH – Consensus Action on Salt & Health remind us that eating too much salt is bad for our health – it raises blood pressure, leading to strokes and heart attacks, and that by simply eating less we can improve our health and save lives.
- 75% of the salt we eat is hidden in the food we buy. Check the labels and switch to less salt!
- Adults should eat no more than 6g of salt a day – that’s around one teaspoon and children should eat even less.
Switch To Less Salt
Use FoodSwitch to see what’s in your shopping basket, and make better food choices when shopping for you and your family.
Salt : The Facts – NHS Choices
Our Food Activities Celebration Event Was a Success!!
NHS Forth Valley’s Nutrition and Dietetic Health Improvement Team facilitated a celebration of Community Food Activities held at Camelon Community Project on the 21st February 2017. This event highlighted and shared the great work which is happening with food across the area. For more information on this event read our Food Celebration Report.
Choose To Lose @ Work
ChooseToLose@Work is a new online resource to support people to set up simple weigh in sessions for staff and colleagues in their workplace. It offers a 10 week online programme to help people develop healthier eating habits and get more active. The webpage has links to downloadable resources, self monitoring worksheets, mobile apps, online quizzes and useful links.
ChooseToLose@Work encourages individuals to take personal responsibility for managing their own weight. It promotes self monitoring strategies such as regular weight checks, diary keeping and setting small, realistic and achievable goals. The online session plans can support co-ordinators who want to deliver simple weigh-and-go sessions as well as those who want to deliver more detailed information each week.
Our weaning guide ‘Getting Started’ has been recently updated. It is a pictorial, step by step guide packed full of information about introducing your baby to solid food, suitable finger foods and easy family recipes that can be used to introduce some first tastes to your baby.
Community Nutrition in the Spotlight
Find out more about our nutrition agenda, who we work with and our main work strands: