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Webchat: Nutrition and Hydration week: 13/03/17

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 13th March 2017.

Did you know the 13th March is a global Nutrition and hydration awareness week? Join us online for a webchat on Monday 13th March 4.30-5pm to talk to a school nurse about ways to improve your eating and drinking habits. Look after the skin you’re in!

Remember all of the chats are completely anonymous, safe and secure, see our terms and conditions for more information.

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User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:36

Good evening,
The web chat is now open for Nutrition and Hydration

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:37

Do you know the reasons you should keep yourself hydrated?

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:40

1, It helps you to improve your concentration
2, Stops you feeling tired
3, Keeps your skin healthy

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:43

Steps to eating well ...
1,Avoid skipping meals and space your meals out over the day, this will not help control your appetite but will help control your blood sugars

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:48

Include starchy Carbohydrate foods as part of your diet

Examples of theses foods include,
Rice and Cereals.

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:50

Remember the amount of Carbohydrate you eat is also important as this helps control your blood glucose levels, better choices of theses would include

Grainy breads such as Granary or Rye
Potatoes should be New Potatoes, Sweet Potato or Yam

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:53

Also try to cut down on the amount of fat you eat, choose unsaturated fats or oils such as Olive oil or Rapeseed oil as these types of fats are better for your heart, Fat is the greatest source of calories, eating less will help you to loose weight if you need to.

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:56

Eat more fruit and vegetables
Aim for at least 5 portions a day to provide you with vitamins, fibre and minerals to help you to balance your overall diet.

User has removed their details / 13 Mar 16:59

Limit sugary foods and sugar
Reduce your Salt intake to 6g or less a day
Aim for at least two portions of oily fish a week

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

Health for Teens: healthy eating section or:

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

You can text your school 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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