Nutrition and mental health
Food Standards 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. Strat on 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.
Another website by the UK National Health Services covering all
aspects of healthy living.
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.
internet encyclopedia 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.
MedlinePlus: 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.