Vitamins and minerals
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Vitamins and minerals

13 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: Calcium
Summary: Simple information for patients on why we need calcium for our body and which foods are calcium rich.

Title: Calcium consumer guide
Summary: This guide covers calcium and your bones, calcium requirements at different stages of life, the calcium content of some foods, tips for getting more calcium, how calcium is absorbed, supplements and their side effects and osteoporosis.

Title: Eating and drinking for comfort
Summary: When people are very sick and frail they can have problems with eating and drinking. This resource provides advice on how to help someone who is very sick and frail with eating and drinking safely.

Title: Eating well for pregnancy: tips to get enough folic acid and iodine (video)
Summary: Good nutrition during pregnancy will help to keep a developing baby and its mother healthy. The need for certain nutrients, such as iron, iodine and folic acid, is increased at this time but only a small amount of extra kilojoules is needed. It is important to choose a wide variety of foods to ensure the nutritional needs of both mother and baby are met.

Title: Eating well to maintain weight
Summary: When you age it is important to eat a good quality diet, with foods high in protein, calcium and vitamins. This sheet has some practical tips on how to eat well to maintain your weight.

Title: Fitting more fruit and vegetables into your diet
Summary: If you’re not eating at least two pieces of fruit and five servings of vegetables each day, now’s the time to start. Although there’s no single “miracle” food to prevent or cure cancer, scientists that people who eat few fruits and vegetables have higher rates of cancer than those who don’t. Although some people think they can get the same benefits from vitamin and mineral supplements, this isn’t true. Vegetables and fruits don’t just contain vitamins and minerals, but also many other substances which are important for good health and which you won’t find in a pill.

Title: Iron
Summary: Simple information for patients about the need to eat foods with iron in them.

Title: Vitamin D - essential for your growing child
Summary: information on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for your child to develop and maintain strong and healthy teeth, muscles and bones.

Title: Vitamin D (NSW Health)
Summary: Vitamin D is needed to keep our bones strong and protect against fractures. Vitamin D also helps keep our muscles working and protect against falls.

Title: Vitamin D (NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service)
Summary: Simple information for patients on Vitamin D.

Title: Vitamin D consumer guide
Summary: A guide to Vitamin D with information on sun exposure, deficiency, supplements and food.

Title: Vitamin D for pregnant women and new mothers
Summary: The brochure informs the community about what Vitamin D deficiency is, and the potential risks for mothers and their babies. It also explains where to get Vitamin D levels checked and how to increase levels if they are low.

Title: What to do when your are not eating well
Summary: If you are unable to eat as well as you normally do, losing weight (without trying) or already underweight, a high calorie and high protein diet will help.

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