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Webchat: Nutrition and Diet 25.09.2017 4:30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 25th September 2017.

Do you understand what good nutrition is or how a healthy diet can help us in our daily lives? Do you have a question you would like answered, then join us online on Monday 25th September at 4.30-5pm where you can chat to a dietician and get advice and information.

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Chat Health (Sarah - Moderator) / 25 Sep 16:17

Join us in 15 minutes for today's webchat on nutrition and diet.

Chat Health (Nurse) / 25 Sep 16:28

Welcome to today's webchat on food and nutrition
Have you got any questions you would like to ask about food

Chat Health (Nurse) / 25 Sep 16:32

How much sugar do you eat in your diet
Did you know that sugar only gives us energy – no other nutrients (e.g. protein/vitamins/minerals)

Chat Health (Nurse) / 25 Sep 16:37

Reducing your sugar intake
Just by changing normal fizzy drink to diet or no added sugar variety
A can of coke contains 8teaspoons of sugar a diet can of coke 0teaspoons

Chat Health (Nurse) / 25 Sep 16:46

Have you recently started to increase your activity - should you increase your protein intake
We all normally eat more protein than we need to- which is ok as our amazing bodies can cope with this
Our bodies only start to struggle when we go mad and increase protein by having powders/body building supplements - as our kidneys have to work extra hard to remove the excess protein which puts a strain on our body and can cause kidney problems.
It is far better to eat a balance diet and keep hydrated (plenty of fluids - water is great)
If you are doing lots of running or cycling you may need to increase your carbohydrates e.g. pasta

Chat Health (Nurse) / 25 Sep 17:01

Fad diets
There are loads of these out there - some even recommended by celebrities
Maple Syrup/blood type/cabbage soup diet
These diet are often very restrictive which can lead to becoming deficient in key nutrients like calcium/iron which young people need as you are still growing and developing
Their is no miracle out there to lose weight
Remember be happy with your body - we are different shapes and sizes - when you see photos of celebrities often these photos have been edited to make them look better
Check out the teen for health website calories just the facts

Chat Health (Nurse) / 25 Sep 17:02

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

http://www.healthforteens.co.uk or:

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/healthy-eating/Pages/Healthyeating.aspx

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your Public Health Nurse (previously known as a school nurse) or doctor. If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your Public Health Nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

http://www.healthforteens.co.uk or:

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/healthy-eating/Pages/Healthyeating.aspx

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your Public Health Nurse (previously known as a school nurse) or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

You can text your Public Health Nurse through the ChatHealth messaging service which runs Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  If you go to school in Leicester City please text 07520 615386, if you go to school in Leicestershire County or Rutland then please text 07520 615387.

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