NHS trust highlights how their ‘Dietitians Do Prevention’

Dietitians from North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, are supporting Dietitians Week 2018 (4 to 8 June), by highlighting all the fantastic work they do to prevent illness or optimise health.

On Tuesday 5th June from 2pm to 4pm, the Trust will also be hosting a live question and answer session on Twitter, to give members of the public the chance to get advice from our qualified dietitians. To get involved, follow the Twitter account @NWBoroughsNHS and use the hashtag #askadietitianNWBH

The registered dietitians will be sharing a raft of information throughout the week, which will be tailored to each of the different themes:

4th June – Mental health and recovery

5th June – Rehab and reablement

6th June – Public health and primary prevention

7th June – Optimising health and secondary prevention

8th June – Health conversations and making every contact count

The Trust has a large team of community dietitians who work across a wide range of areas including; weight management, paediatrics, home enteral feeding, oral nutrition support, inpatient mental health, eating disorders and general diet and disease related illnesses.

Linda Cantwell, Registered Dietitian and Advanced Practitioner at North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said “Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.”

“Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices”.

To find out more about what dietitians do and Dietitians Week, visit www.bda.uk.com or follow @BDA_Dietitians on Twitter, using the hashtag #DietitiansWeek

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