Forth Valley Community Dietitians support a number of campaigns throughout the year.
View NHS Events for dates of health events and campaigns.
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
The Eat Better Feel Better website by Healthier Scotland has been set up to inspire and support parents and families to make healthier changes to how they shop, cook and eat.
Visit www.eatbetterfeelbetter.co.uk for a first look at the tools, recipes and support on offer.
Folic Acid – Are you Getting Enough?
NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians have launched a campaign to highlight the importance of folic acid intake amongst women in Forth Valley. The campaign supports World Spina Bifida Day (25th October 2014) as folic acid is a recognised step taken by mothers to reduce the risk of their baby developing the condition. The ‘Folic Acid-Are You Getting Enough?’ campaign aims to encourage women of child-bearing age, who could become pregnant to take a daily supplement – a 400mcg tablet – of folic acid, particularly those planning a pregnancy or those who are already pregnant.
Briefing packs with posters, information cards and fact sheets are being circulated to all pharmacies, GP surgeries, local colleges, family centres an nightclubs in the Forth Valley area to help promote the campaign and drive the message home.
- Find out more about Spina Bifida – Scottish Spina Bifida Association