Life isn’t easy at the moment but as we all know eating a balanced diet will help keep us well and healthy helping you cope better with the demands of busy shifts and life in general. The advice on the NHS Inform Eatwell Guide provides good advice on the different types of foods and drinks you should eat.

 

It’s not always easy but if you can try to set aside a bit of  time to plan your meals and shopping to help you eat healthily.

Drinking water regularly and often will help keep you hydrated, especially if you are wearing PPE. Remember you can become dehydrated before you feel thirsty. The chart below from the NHS Inform website can be a good prompt. Good advice can be found on NHS Inform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful health eating websites

 

World Heath Organisation (WHO) - WHO provide useful tips on eating healthy during self isolation.
Find out more

 

NHS Inform - Information on the importance of a healthy diet.
Find out more

 

Food Standards Scotland - Healthy recipe ideas for each day of the week.
Find out more

 

Parent Club - Tips for keeping the family fed.
Find out more

 

Priority shopping hours - Details of where NHS staff get priority shopping hours.
Find out more

 

Eating disorder websites

 

BEAT Eating Disorders - Main UK eating disorder charity.
Find out more

 

BEAT - Advice for people who suffer from an eating disorder during the current pandemic.
Find out more

 

BEAT - Advice for someone supporting a person who suffers from an easting disorder during coronavirus.
Find out more

 

NHS - Find out if you are suffering from an eating disorder.
Find out more

urine-chart.jpg