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Update - Healthy Eating Week 2020

Healthy Eating Week Update

Last week was Healthy Eating Week 2020 (28 September – 04 October). The aim was to bring the UK together for one week, to start build up and enjoy healthy habits.

To celebrate, we shared one healthy eating challenge a day on social media, to test you at home!

In case you missed it last week, check out our Healthy Eating Week Twitter moment here. ​

Here are just a couple of the challenges we shared:

 

eat more grains eat wholegrains

 

drink plenty drink plenty

 

Check out the rest on Twitter (@GMMH_NHS) and Facebook (@GMMentalHealth). Even though Healthy Eating Week is over, there's still time to take on the challenges!

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service at GMMH

What do Dietitians do? 

What is your dietitian thinking about?

Registered Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.

Dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. They work with a wide range of patients in every age group, helping to treat, manage and speed recovery from a complex and varied range of conditions from diabetes to allergies, cancer to mental health.

What do Specialist Mental Health Dieticians do?

Fruit A Specialist Mental Health Dietitian provides service users with a robust link between mental health and physical health. Dietitians in mental health support service users with, for example, how to manage their diabetes, gastrointestinal issues e.g. Crohn's disease, liver failure, and weight management – especially triggered by medication. Mental Health Dietitians are able to support patients whose engagement in treatment at times may be a challenge due to their mental health conditions.

If you’d like to know more, you can contact our Dieticians team on: dieteticteam@gmmh.nhs.uk.

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