Practical resources are provided in the patient material section of this education package.
Guidance on suitable resources can often be obtained from local dietetic services. In addition, the British Dietetic Association is a respected source of information on all aspects of nutrition including obesity (www.bda.uk.com).
A very practical resource is also available from the British Heart Foundation entitled, "So you want to lose weight - for good".
The booklet provides guidance and suggestions of how to adjust dietary intake in order to achieve weight loss. Details are given about appropriate portion sizes as well as examples of eating plans. The booklet can be provided to patients and acts as a source of information about diet to all health professionals. Details are available on the British Heart Foundation website (www.bhf.org.uk).