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CWT produce evidence based reports which provide nutritional and practical guidelines to encourage eating well among specific vulnerable population groups. These reports are put together with a multi-disciplinary working group and make a number of recommendations which we think should be adopted locally and nationally to make a real difference to public health. We also produce some training materials to accompany our reports.

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  • Eating Well for 1-4 Year Olds – Practical Guide (w/ CD-ROM)

    The Caroline Walker Trust
    1-4 Y

    These resources have been produced to provide a simple guide to different meals, snacks and drinks that, on average, provide the amount of energy and other nutrients that infants, children and young people need from the first year of life to 18 years of age. They contain information about eating well for each age group, photos of example meals and snacks and recipes, and contain a book and CD ROM.

    Please note that these materials do not reflect any of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) Revised Energy Reference Values from 2011.

  • Eating well for Adults: Balanced Meals Photo Resource

    Expert Working Group of The Caroline Walker Trust

    This photo resource is versatile, culturally appropriate, value for money and can easily be adapted for your own needs. It contains a folder of PowerPoint files with photos and notes of various meals (breakfast, lunch and main meals including vegetarian), snacks and desserts as well as a Word document file containing over 100 recipes (for many of the dishes in the photos). Suggestions for use: -Patient education groups to illustrate normal eating for adults with Eating Disorders to help normalise their eating (photos without the notes recommended) -Adults with Mental Health problems to help with cooking skills, simple meal ideas and education on balanced diets -Healthy meal ideas for catering outlets, such as Workplace canteens & youth clubs -General public health events, such as Workplace health fairs as the photos can be transformed into A4 size posters -Healthy recipe ideas for cookery classes for adults and young people

    NB The file for this resource is too large to be made availavle as a download

  • Eating Well: Supporting Older People and Older People with Dementia w/CD-ROM

    Helen Crawley and Erica Hocking (2011)

    This report and CD Rom outline why eating good food matters for older people and makes suggestions of the types of food and amounts of food that may be appropriate for older people to meet their nutritional needs.

    Example menus, meals and snacks are outlined for those who can eat well, those who may require a soft textured diet, a finger food diet or a pureed diet.

    The CD Rom contains over a 100 example meals and snacks with recipes and background information.

    It is hoped that this will be a useful starting point for all those who support older people and older people with dementia to eat well and the materials can be used and developed by anyone who aims to promote better health in vulnerable older people.

    The free PDF version of this guide has 122 pages containing a report, colour pages and illustrations of recipes and guidelines, but ideally the content is best seen in hard copy with the accompanying CD Rom.

  • Eating Well: Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities

    Dr Helen Crawley (2007)

    These guidelines summarise the current evidence on the nutritional needs of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in the UK. It looks at issues around nutritional health, food choice and eating well and provides both nutritional and practical guidelines to promote eating well.

    This report aims to enable all those who support people with learning disabilities to improve their knowledge about what constitutes good nutritional health, to signpost areas where additional support is urgently required and to highlight other resources and support available in this area.

  • Eating Well: Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities – Training Materials

    Dr Helen Crawley (2009)

    A training pack for those who support adults with learning disabilities. It includes a hard copy training manual which provides a simple and practical guide on how to encourage eating well and a CD-ROM which provides recipes and photographs of meals, snacks and foods. The photographs will help people see what eating well looks like in terms of the sorts and amounts of foods, which meet the energy and nutrient needs of average adults.

  • Eating Well for Under-5s in Child Care: Nutritional and Practical Guidelines

    Helen Crawley

    The second edition of Eating well for under 5s in child care sets out evidence for the importance of eating well for under 5s and provides a more detailed and updated rationale for nutrient based standards for this sector. This report will provide the definitive advice on what eating well means for this age group and provides both nutritional and practical advice to all those who are involved in the early years sector.

  • Eating Well for Under 5s in Child Care – Training Materials (with CD-ROM)

    Dr Helen Crawley (2006)

    The second edition of Eating well for under 5s in child care sets out evidence for the importance of eating well for under 5s and provides a more detailed and updated rationale for nutrient based standards for this sector.

    The Training Materials which accompany the guidelines provide information for trainers or for individuals who want to find out more about what eating well means and also contains lots of practical advice about how to put eating well into practice.

    It also contains a CD-ROM which offers a database of foods and recipes for under-5s, extra menu plans and the training material text.

    Photographic resources showing appropriate food choices, portion sizes and recipes for meals and snacks for children under the age of 5 years are available in the publication download to the right.

  • Eating Well for Older People: Practical and Nutritional Guidelines for Food in Residential and Community Care

    The Caroline Walker Trust (2004)

    Practical and nutritional guidelines for older people in residential and community care.

    These guidelines offer practical guidance for people who cater for older people in care homes, nursing homes or at lunch clubs, or who are responsible for community meals.

    This is the second edition of this these popular guidelines. Revised and updated to include information based on more recent developments including the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, the National Service Framework and the MUST screening tool.

  • Eating well at school


    In these guidelines, CWT and the National Heart Forum have joined forces to produce a detailed, evidenced based summary of the factors associated with eating well in school, and have updated the 1992 nutrient based standards to reflect new scientific evidence and advice.

    These guidelines go further than the original 1992 publication in looking at food and drinks in school across the school day and brings the arguments for an improved school food system up to date.

    These guidelines provide background information on the nutritional needs of school children and health issues for this group and provides sources of help and advice on all aspects of school food as well as clear recommendations on measures needed to ensure positive change.

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