British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
The British Nutrition Foundation is a registered charity, promoting the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based knowledge and advice on the relationship between diet, physical activity and health.
British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF)
A charity specialising in the provision of evidence based solutions to practical questions asked by employers and their advisers in both private and public sectors. Its mission is to bring employers and researchers together to produce research that will contribute to good employee health and performance at work.
Cancer Research UK - Diet and Healthy Eating
http://info.cancerresearchuk. org/healthyliving/ dietandhealthyeating/
Cancer Research UK is the leading funder of cancer research in the UK. The Diet and Healthy Eating section of the website contains more information on how diet affects cancer risk as well as helpful advice for eating healthily and reducing cancer risk.
Channel 4 Health - Food microsite
The Channel 4 microsite provides the latest information on diets, dieting and eating disorders.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI)
http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/ policy/sustain/procurement/ health.htm
The Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI) supports the principal aim of the Government’s Strategy for Sustainable Farming and Food to secure a sustainable, world-class farming and food sector that contributes to a better environment and healthy and prosperous communities. The PSFPI section of the DEFRA website lists resources provided by the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and other public sector bodies for promoting health and nutrition through procurement.
Department of Health - Tackling Obesity
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/ Publichealth/Healthimprovement/ Obesity/index.htm
The Tackling Obesity section of the Department of Health website provides links to Government strategy, guidance for primary care trusts, local authorities and partners and other resources.
Diabetes UK provides practical advice on eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and following a healthy lifestyle to help people with diabetes manage their condition.
Nutrition & Dietetics discussion forum for Dietitians, Health & Exercise Professionals, Caterers and related students.
The Dietitians Unlimited website, run by the Freelance Dietitian Group of the British Dietetic Association, provides contact details of freelance dietitians who work independently in the broad areas of food, nutrition and dietetics. The search section enables companies to locate a dietitian by areas of expertise, special interest or geographic area.
Food and Drink Federation (FDF)
The Food and Drink Federation is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country. FDF’s membership comprises manufacturers of all sizes as well as trade associations and groups dealing with specific sectors of the industry. The FDF also provides information to consumers through its sponsorsed websites: www.whatsinsideguide.com; www.foodfitness.org.uk; www.jointheactivaters.org.uk; www.foodfitness.org.uk/itsyourchoice and www.healthylunchbox.co.uk.
Food and Mood
Helps individuals explore the relationship between what they eat and how they feel. Includes workshop, book, and consultation details.
Food Standards Agency (FSA)
http://www.food.gov.uk/ multimedia/pdfs/institutionguide. pdf
The Food Standards Agency’s websites provides further information and detail to help employers and individuals put the tips into practice, together with more targeted advice for specific population groups. These can be found at www.eatwell.gov.uk The Agency also provides a range of advice for catering businesses and those responsible for food provision and procurement for how they can help their customers choose a healthy diet. In particular the Agency’s Guidance on Foods Served to Adults in Major Institutions provides a model for foodservice in the workplace to which companies can ultimately aim, together with practical advice on purchasing, menu planning and kitchen practices.