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Nutrition leaflets

Take a look at our series of nutrition leaflets, produced with the help of dietitians from the Cystic Fibrosis Dietitian Group UK (CFDGUK).


The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has worked with dietitians from the Cystic Fibrosis Dietitian Group UK (CFDGUK) to create these leaflets, which are part of a series of 20 leaflets and contain information about different aspects of nutrition for people with cystic fibrosis. More will be added to this page throughout the year when they have been published. Please check back from time to time to see what has been added.

These leaflets have been designed to be given out by a CF dietitian, along with their advice, and we would advise you to discuss this information with your CF dietitian.

Nutrition and pregnancy in cystic fibrosis

This leaflet aims to provide information about nutrition if you are pregnant and have cystic fibrosis. It includes information about: what to eat, healthy weight gain, vitamin and mineral supplements, foods to avoid, caffeine, peanuts, alcohol, pregnancy symptoms, adding nourishment to your diet, the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and CF-related diabetes.

Download the leaflet here

Leaving home and eating well with cystic fibrosis

This leaflet aims to provide information about eating well if you have left home and have cystic fibrosis. It includes information about: boosting your calories, breakfasts, staying charged up throughout the day, stocking up, budgeting and enzyme storage.

Download the leaflet here.

Exercise nutrition in cystic fibrosis

This leaflet aims to provide information about exercise nutrition if you have cystic fibrosis. It includes information about: nutrient intake, hydration, special products and diabetes, as well as a timeline for food and fluid intake.

Download the leaflet here.

Drinking alcohol and cystic fibrosis

This leaflet aims to help you drink sensibly if you choose to drink. It includes information about: the adverse effects of drinking alcohol, sensible alcohol limits, units, binge drinking, pregnancy, alcohol and liver disease, alcohol and CF-related diabetes, what to do if you think you have a drinking problem and ways to limit your alcohol intake.

Download the leaflet here.

More information

The information in these leaflets is based on clinical best practice and a consensus of opinion by dietitians within the CFDGUK. For detailed guidance on CF nutrition, please see the ‘Consensus document on nutritional management of cystic fibrosis’, published September 2016 by visiting our publications page.



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