Autism at Christmas – Supportive Strategies

Christmas is often filled with joy and celebration, but it can also be a challenging time for many autistic children and young people as it brings changes to routine, new foods, family gatherings, bright lights and loud music.

Children and young people with ASD can struggle with many of the changes and sensory aspects of Christmas so our Child and Adolescent Autism Service wants to share some strategies with you to help make your Christmas a little easier and more enjoyable.

Read the full strategies here:

Free Online Nutrition Webinars – December 2022

Sign up for these FREE nutrition webinars with Registered Dietitians throughout December! Open to everyone.

If the dates/times don’t suit or for other nutrition topics, pre-recorded webinars are available to watch on-demand at: Public Health Dietitians – YouTube



Fact or fiction: Nutrition Myths & Fad Diets – Wednesday 7th December 2022 @12.30pm

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Nutrition For Teenagers – Thursday 8th December 2022 @10.30am

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Nutrition Training Survey

The Dietitian Team are making changes to their Nutrition Training and would like to hear your views via a short survey.

The survey aims to find out about the groups you work with and if you would benefit from attending nutrition education training.  They also want to find out how you would prefer the training to be delivered and identify what healthy eating topics you would like training on.  This information will help them to make sure they are meeting your needs.

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Link to survey: or scan the QR code

Survey Closing Date: Monday 5 December 2022




Children’s Symptom Checker

This symptom checker from the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust will help guide you on the best course of action for your child’s condition and help ensure your child receives the most appropriate care in the right place, at the right time, from the most appropriate team.

You will find information on some of the most common conditions and symptoms that affect children.

Children’s Symptom Checker