Dietitians’ advice can make real difference to healthy lifestyle

The dietitian team which is raising awareness of healthy eating.
The dietitian team which is raising awareness of healthy eating.

The importance of healthy eating was being highlighted in the Tees Valley this week.

Dietitians at the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are raising awareness of their profession during Dietitians Week, led by the British Dietetic Association.

It runs until June 12.

The team is planning an information stand in the main concourse at the University Hospital of North Tees for patients and visitors.

Each day, people can learn the importance of diet for a healthy lifestyle, and about healthy eating for adults and children.

They can also find out more about the effects of alcohol on your health, managing diabetes and the risks and information about diet and medical conditions.

Dietitian Charlotte Codling said: “We are here to provide expert advice. We help people to manage their conditions and provide them with the information they need to make changes to their lifestyle.

“We provide people with practical guidance to help them make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.”

Professional lead dietitian Julie Higgins said: “I am proud to work with a great team of dedicated dietitians across Hartlepool and Stockton, who are making big contribution to the care of our patients.

“The campaign is the promotion of dietitians as the absolute gold standard. When it comes to food and nutrition they are the experts.”