Paediatric diabetes team - healthy eating and healthy lifestyle
The paediatric diabetes dietitians at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust provide support to children and young people under the care of the diabetes team.
The diet for diabetes is not a special diet, it is a healthy diet that all your family and friends can enjoy.
Dietitians work at all three of our hospitals:
There is a community service across NHS Wakefield and the north area of NHS Kirklees. We visit homes, see you in outpatients, can join the Specialist Nurses and Consultants in clinics and visit schools.
Children require a varied and balanced diet to provide energy and nutrients for growth, development and activity and to be a healthy weight and keep them healthy.
The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.
Find out about the benefits of the different foods groups and advice on healthy eating and lifestyle on their webpage.
Useful links and support organisations
British Dietetic Association
BDA is the professional association for UK dietitians and they provide easy to read food fact sheets on different topics.
Let’s get cooking has fantastic tips on cooking on a budget and recipes.
The Better Health Healthier families have ways to eat well and move more.
Pocket friendly, easy-peasy recipes for mega-tasty, super-filling, hearty, home cooked grub.
Is your child a fussy eater? Watch this three minute video. Healthy eating isn’t just about the food they eat - it is also about behaviour around eating.
Budget recipe website. Recipes inspired by the author’s experience of cooking on a budget.
Digibete has short videos on the management of diabetes, including healthy eating.
Moving medicine has easy to understand information to help motivate people to become more active.
Support for children, young people and families to improve health.
Aspire can support adults, families and children from the age of 5 in the Wakefield area in leading a healthier lifestyle.
Max cards are available for familes of Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and looked after children to received discounts on activities.
If you are unsure about the food portions for your family this will calculate the weights of portions advised for different ages.
Videos and information for young people who have type 2 diabetes and their families.
The newly formed Children’s Complications of Excess Weight (CEW) service is located in Leeds and covers the whole of the West Yorkshire region. The service aims to support children, young people and their families who are struggling to achieve a healthy weight.