Covid-19 and Food
Useful National and Local Websites
- NHS Inform – Find the latest information and guidance about Coronavirus (COVID-19) information available in different formats and languages
- Scottish Government – Regular updates on Coronavirus in Scotland
- NHS Forth Valley – Find out information on restricted visiting hours and updates from key services
- Parent Club – Have useful information on how to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus, advice on what to do if you have to stay at home with the kids or self-isolate, and tips on talking to the kids about the virus. Follow them on Twitter @ParentClubScot
- The Nutrition and COVID-19 Recovery Knowledge Hub, hosted by the University of Plymouth and supported by the British Dietetic Association, brings together information for patients and professionals on nutritional care to support recovery from Covid-19.
- World Health Organisation – Coronavirus advice for the general public in various different languages
- Health Protection Scotland – Protecting Scotland’s Health
- Ready Scotland – Helping in your community and advice for community groups
- Volunteer Scotland – Coronavirus advice for volunteers
Importance of Hand Washing!
- Food Standards Scotland Happy Hands Activity – Learn how to wash hands effectively with videos to show you how
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- National Infection Prevention and Control Manual – Hand Hygiene – Has some great information on hand hygiene, how to videos and more…
- Food Standards Scotland – Has useful information on food safety, allergens and information and guidance on Coronavirus
- Food A Fact of Life – Has some great information on food safety and online quizzes to try– anyone working with food or providing food for others to consume must be aware of good food safety principles – storing, preparing and cooking food safely and hygienically is paramount
- World Health Organisation – Posters and Leaflets to download around hand hygiene and they have food safety advice – 5 keys to safer food manual and a poster that could be printed off and displayed.
Coronavirus and Medical Conditions
- British Dietetic Association – Dietitian’s and the BDA have been asked many questions about nutrition and dietary issues related to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic
- Coeliac Disease – Frequently Asked Questions – Coronavirus and Coeliac Disease
Need to talk? Call Coeliac Disease Helpline on 0333 332 2033
- Diabetes UK – Coronavirus advice for people living with Diabetes
- Choose To Lose – Wanting to lose weight and keep it off for good! – At Choose To Lose you’ll find self monitoring worksheets to help support you on your weight loss journey. From diaries to keep a track of what you’re eating and what exercise you are managing to fit in, goal sheets and links to apps and useful websites and much more…
Nutrition in the Early Years
- Infant Feeding during the Coronavirus – information from Unicef – How to protect you and your family, what parents should know
- Breastfeeding and Coronavirus – La Leche
- National Breastfeeding Helpline – 0300 100 0212 from 9:30am to 9:30pm, 7 days a week
- Parent Club – Has information on Coronavirus and feeding your baby – whether it be breastfeeding or formula feeding and also tips helping your children learn from home
Covid-19 – Information to support children and younger people
For parents, carers or those working with children and young people the Universities of Oxford and Reading have produced this resource with helpful advice around supporting children and young people with worries or anxieties about COVID-19.
- Supporting Children and Young People with Worries about COVID-19
- Young Scot – For Covid related information.
Nutrition in Older Adults and Malnutrition
- Food First – NHS Forth Valley Leaflet
- Eating and Drinking with Dementia – NHS Forth Valley Leaflet
- Nutrition and Palliative Care – NHS Forth Valley Leaflet
- Supporting your Nutrition – Recovering from COVID-19 – NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians. This resource can be used by people living at home recovering from COVID-19 or by staff in residential care home to support individuals needing nutritional support
- Nutrition in Residential Care – During COVID-19 – NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians. This resource can be used by staff in residential care homes to support individuals needing nutritional support
- British Dietetic Association – Have created some patient leaflets for those with COVID-19 – Eating Well During and After COVID-19, Improving your Nutrition during and after COVID-19 Illness, Nutrition Support during and after COVID-19 Illness
- Managing Adult Malnutrition – COVID-19 and Good Nutrition
- British Dietetic Association – Food Factsheets for Older Adults including information on Malnutrition
- British Dietetic Association – Older People Specialist Group – Guiding Food Principles
- Age Scotland – is for older people, their families and carers wanting more information and guidance on Coronavirus they also have a Helpline – 0800 12 44 222
- Eat Well Age Well – Great tips and resources on a wide variety of food related issues including preventing malnutrition. They have a free Malnutrition Advice Line – 0800 13 88 220 – This phone line is available for older people, their families and carers. Follow them on Twitter @EatWellScot
Nutritional Training Video for Residential Care Homes
Our NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitian’s worked in partnership with Speech and Language therapists to produce this webinar Nutritional Training for the Residential Care Setting.
Coronavirus and Vitamin D
- Vitamin D: Advice for all age groups – The Scottish Government have issued new guidance around Vitamin D recommendations during Coronavirus. This advice is especially important for people who are self isolating or shielding and for those that are indoors all or most of the time.
Coronavirus, Food Information for the General Public
- British Dietetic Association – Advice for the General Public – Coronavirus – Some great advice and frequently asked questions section about Coronavirus and it’s like to link certain conditions as well as information for during pregnancy and feeding your baby
- Food Standards Scotland – Coronavirus information in relation to food. There is currently no evidence that food is a source of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is very unlikely it can be transmitted through the consumption of food, according to EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
- Food and nutrition tips during self-quarantine and self isolation – World Health Organisation
- The Nutrition and COVID-19 Recovery Knowledge Hub, hosted by the University of Plymouth and supported by the British Dietetic Association, a ‘one stop shop’ of information to support recovery from COVID-19 through nutritional care.