Nutrition and mental health
Agency: This UK website can be difficult to
navigate because of the sheer wealth of information. From the home
page, click on the “nutrition” button on the menu. From there you
can navigate further. Alternatively, type “recommended daily
intake” into the search engine on the homepage.
The Food and Mood Community
Interest Company (previously the Food and Mood
Project): This web-based user-led social
enterprise founded with a Mind Millennium Award in 1998 sells
dietary self-help resources for individuals and groups, including a
DIY Food and Mood Workshop pack and The Food and Mood Handbook.
NHS Direct: This
UK website contains comprehensive information about all aspects of
health and ill-health. Go to the home page and click on
“health encyclopaedia”. Type “healthy eating” into the search
field. This will take you among other things to a quiz to test your
healthy eating knowledge and a body mass index calculator.
Alternatively go to the health encyclopaedia page and click on
“nutrition food and diet”.
choices: Live well. Healthy living for everyone. This
website is very helpful to get information on all aspects of
healthy eating, ranging from a balanced diet to shopping on a
budget, and the evidence behind super foods.
Mayo Clinic: Nutrition and healthy eating. An
American website that offers a wealth of information on all aspects
of eating and weight control.
This is a website run by the US National Institute of Health. The
homepage has a search option allowing you to type in different
keywords so you can retrieve scientific information you want.
Typing the keyword “alternative medicine” or “drug information”
will direct you to the relevant sites. OBS: The site can be quite
technical and contains lots of medical terms.
Excellent website to learn about diabetes and its complications as
well as treatments. Go to the home page and click on “guide
to diabetes” to access the menu which will guide you to the
information you want. Click on “food and recipes” to get new
healthy cooking ideas.
Excellent internet encyclopaedia you can ask almost anything. Most
articles are high quality and will refer you to the underlying
original work. Go to the main page and type what your are looking
for into the search field.