Healthy eating

The resources here can be used by both healthcare professionals and the public to help people eat a more healthy diet. The ‘Physical activity’ page may also be of interest. Please suggest other resources by making a Comment.
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The NHS Choices web site has a great healthy eating section, including an NHS weight loss plan, a 5 A DAY meal planner and healthy recipe ideas.

For healthcare professionals
Sign up for the Obesity horizon scanning bulletin – a regular e-mail update of what’s innovative in service delivery and re-design.
There is a NICE Pathway for diet and Evidence can be searched (NHS Athens may be required for some results).

Cochrane systematic reviews –
Interventions for preventing obesity in children [82p pdf]
Click here for links to an abstract and full text pdf

The National Obesity Forum for Health Professionals has  number of documents, including the obesity care pathway and toolkit.

E-books – (NHS Athens required)
Clinical Obesity by Graham Finlayson (2005)
Obesity and Overweight Matters in Primary Care by Ruth Chambers (2002)
(in stock in Trafford Library – shelved at 616.398)
Obesity Management in Family Practice by Thomas L McKnight (2006)
The Overweight Patient: a Psychological Approach… by Kathy Leach (2006)

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