NHS Fife have hit upon the recipe for success with a healthy cookbook for kids and adults with learning disabilities.

The pictorial catalogue with 30 simple, cost effective and tasty meal ideas has proved such a hit that other health boards want to use it too.

Gail Brown, a learning disability dietician at NHS Fife, said, “Regrettably, obesity is a prominent problem amongst people with a learning disability, so it is important that appropriate guidance on factors such as nutrition and exercise is made available.” She added, “Resources such as the LD Cookbook are fantastic tools that enable people who possess limited literacy skills to engage with things that other people may take for granted, such as recipe books, and take ownership of the process of making a positive change to their lifestyle.” NHS Fife are also organising a ‘healthy Eating, Healthy Living’ event to inform adults with a learning disability, parents, carers and other organisations about services to promote and maintain physical activity and healthy eating.

It will be held in Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, on Wednesday 10th September. Ms Brown added, “A key aim of this event is to help ensure that people are able to take pro-active steps to make a positive difference in their lives before diabetic input is required.”