Food Facts / Fact Sheets
Nutrition is very important for teenagers as they are still growing and forming the foundation of their bones. Many teenagers can be very active playing sports so it’s important that they know some healthy snacks they can eat. Teenagers also begin to make their own choices about food and parents have less influence on what they eat, so it’s important they have the right information to make healthy food choices.
As you get older, good nutrition plays an increasingly important role in how well you age. Eating a low-salt, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fibre can help reduce your age-related risks of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, and other chronic diseases.
Find fact sheets here that help with conditions for men and women such as the menopause and osteoporosis but also information on how to eat with a poor appetite and using oral nutrition supplements.
Through the different life stages nutrition plays a very important role in a woman’s life. A balanced diet filled with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, low-fat dairy and lean protein supports a woman’s health and wellness.
Find fact sheets here providing information on nutrition in childbearing years, pregnancy and lactation and also in the prevention of chronic disease.
Men are different from women in all kinds of ways - including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast cancer, men need nutrients that can help them maintain muscle mass, reduce risk of cancer, and more. Find factsheets here about nutrition and foods you should include in your diet to improve health and prevent disease.
Sports and exercise nutrition
Good nutrition helps individuals involved and interested in sports maximise power and endurance as well as overall performance and health.
Weather you’re an avid sports participant or a beginner considering your first event, find fact sheets here with expert advice for nutrition and hydration in sports and athletic performance.
Healthy eating, healthy weight and dieting
Eating the right balance of foods and being physically active are essential to good health but also for weight management. A healthy weight helps to prevent the development of many chronic diseases and makes it easier to go about our daily lives.
Starting with a few small changes can make a big difference.
Diseases, allergies and medical conditions
Managing a healthful diet is an essential component of treating many chronic diseases such as heart disease and Diabetes.
A carefully planned diet can make a difference. With certain diseases, what you eat may reduce symptoms. In other cases, diet can improve health. For example, eating a heart-healthy diet can help lower cholesterol; this reduces the risk of both heart attack and stroke. If you have an allergy to a food, following a specific allergy free diet can literally save your life whilst food intolerance symptoms can be managed through identifying your trigger foods.