Government and Related Organisation’s Nutrition Resources

UKVRN Registered Nutritionists (RNutrs) and Registered Associate Nutritionists (ANutrs) work within the public health departments within each if the devolved nations and in other government departments and/or related organisations. Working with colleagues, they ensure nutrition information is evidence-based and available to support public health and well-being.

This is incredibly important for promoting the health of the nation, and especially so during times like Covid-19, when both as members of the public we require access to this information, but so do those who are making policy decisions.

We will be continually adding resources to this over time, so please do check back in and share these resources and this page/resource hub #AfNNutritionHub

Eating for health during the covid-19 outbreak

There are many myths about what we should be eating to stay well during the current Covid-19 outbreak, but for most people the important thing will continue to be to eat a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight. The key aspects of a healthy diet remain the same:

  • Eat 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day
  • Eat higher fibre carbohydrates – such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes with their skin on
  • Eat some beans, eggs, pulses fish, meat or other vegetarian alternatives
  • Eat some dairy – choosing lower fat where possible
  • Eat foods high in salt, saturated fat and free sugars in small amounts and infrequently
  • Have 6-8 glasses of fluid each day

The UK advice and tips on how to eat a healthy balanced diet can be found at:

With so many of us at home and following advice to restrict our travel, UKVRN Registered Nutritionists (RNutrs) and Registered Associate Nutritionists (ANutrs) have put together some ideas for trying new things using things you are likely to have in the cupboard – so do also check out our other resource pages and take the AfN challenge and try one of the recipes and activities we have collated from across our registrants…..and don’t forget to share your efforts online using the hashtag #LockdownNutrition