Eat Better and Feel Better in the Western Isles

Eat better
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Do you sometimes struggle to come up quick, easy and healthy meal ideas for your family?

Would you like to get some tips from other parents and dietitians about how to encourage your child to eat a more varied diet?

NHS Western Isles is currently promoting a national healthy eating campaign called Eat Better, Feel Better. The NHS Western Isles Dietetic Department has already launched a ‘roadshow’, making stops at local areas to promote the benefits of healthy eating – and how you can change your family’s eating habits for the better!

If you’ve not already had the chance to chat with our local dietitians, they will be in Adventure Island in Stornoway on Saturday (February 7). Stop by for some one-to-one advice or to collect some fantastic recipes and freebies!

NHS Western Isles dietitians will also be running some free easy cooking classes in March which you are invited to attend, please register your interest by getting in touch with them directly (by emailing or calling 01851 708279). Dates will be confirmed in February.

NHS Western Isles Nutrition and Dietetic Manager, Karen France, said: “When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

“We know that trying to get your family to eat a little healthier can be a real challenge. From dealing with fussy eaters and shopping on a budget to planning your meals and finding time to cook, this campaign is about supporting people to introduce easy changes to their eating habits. A few small changes can make a big difference.

“The Eat Better Fell Better website contains some great tips, easy meal ideas, recipes and offers that make eating healthier a whole lot easier: and our local roadshow and cookery sessions should help families take simple steps to a healthier lifestyle.”

Updates on the campaign will be promoted through the dedicated Facebook page and on Twitter @NHSWI_diet so keep an eye on social media for updates! Similarly, if you’ve tried out some of the Eat Better, Feel Better recipes, why not post your photos on our Facebook page?

WANTED – Local families to work with as part of the Eat Better, Feel Better campaign to find out if simple changes to diet can really make you feel better. If you are interested in this and would be happy for your progress to be shared in the local media and on our social media pages please get in touch with the Dietetic Department at Western Isles Hospital.

Pictured is NHS Western Isles Dietitian, Noelle Deplano, during the roadshow