Food for thought: mental health and nutrition briefing

Mental Health Foundation, April 2017

This briefing focuses on how nutrition can be effectively integrated into public health strategies to protect and improve mental health and emotional wellbeing. It discusses what we know about the relationship between nutrition and mental health, the risk and positive factors within our diets and proposes an agenda for action.

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Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases

World Health Organization, October 2016

This report argues that taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. The report predicts that fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20 per cent increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products.

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Making Every Contact Count Bulletin – April 2016

Library and Information Service, April 2016

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for using MECC in your day-to-day encounters.

This issue features recent Cochrane reviews on workplace interventions for reducing sitting, dietary fibre for prevention of cardiovascular disease and combined interventions for smoking cessation, as well as other peer-reviewed articles.  There is also a link to resources for implementing MECC and a report on why people struggle to make behavioural changes and what can be done to overcome these hurdles.

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You will need to login with your Athens account to view the articles in this bulletin unless it is indicated that they are “Open Access”.  All LCFT staff and students are eligible to register for an Athens account.  Please click here to register for an account or contact the Library.

The Eatwell Guide

Public Health England, March 2016

The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions in which different types of foods are needed to
have a well-balanced and healthy diet. It shows the different types of foods and drinks we should consume – and in what proportions – to have a healthy, balanced diet.  The Eatwell Guide can help you make healthier choices when deciding what to eat, when you’re cooking, out shopping or eating out.

Click here to view the guide.

Easier said than done – why we struggle with healthy behaviours and what to do about it

RSA, December 2015

Many of us know what we should be doing to live healthily, yet many of us struggle to actually actively manage our health.  This report sets out some of the reasons why we might find it hard to live in a healthy way, exercising, eating well, getting adequate sleep, and checking for early warning symptoms. The report looks to the field of behavioural science for strategies that people can use to overcome those hurdles and to initiate lifestyle changes.

Click here for further information.

Click here to download the report.

Making Every Contact Count – Bulletin

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for practising MECC in your day-to-day encounters.  The section on smoking cessation includes a Cochrane review about interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence and what PHE says about e-cigarettes. There are peer-reviewed articles about different diets for weight loss and a study exploring alcohol intake and cancer risk, as well as articles on how to start a MECC conversation.

Click here to view the bulletin.

You will need to login with your Athens account to view the articles in this bulletin unless it is indicated that they are “Open Access”.  All LCFT staff and students are eligible to register for an Athens account.  Please click here to register for an account or contact the Library.