Following on from our webinar ‘South Asian Eatwell Guide’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar, plus some additional ones on the topic. We have also included useful websites and social media accounts recommended to keep up to date on the subject. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording.

Download a PDF visual summary of the main webinar messages. 


Patient experience in adult NHS services: Improving the experience of care for people using adult NHS services (2021). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Guidelines for the care of NHS patients, including tailoring healthcare services for each patient

Culturally appropriate care (2021). Care Quality Commission. Guidance for providers into culturally appropriate care

Population of England and Wales (2020). GOV UK. Main facts and figures for the total population of England and Wales, including percentage from Asian ethnic groups

Type 2 Diabetes: Prevention in People at High Risk (2017). NICE. Guidelines for the prevention of type 2 diabetes, including risk for South Asians

2011 Census Analysis: Ethnicity and religion of the non-UK born population in England and Wales (2011). Office for National Statistics. Latest census showing population of England and Wales by ethnicity


A prescriptive approach to dietary management of type 2 diabetes in UK South Asian non-English speakers  (2019). Boocock R. Research finding that a prescriptive approach to dietetic management was more a more achievable strategy for South Asian non-English speakers with insulin-treated diabetes than standard dietetic education

Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Lifestyle Changes in Minority Ethnic Populations in the UK: a Narrative Review (2017). Patel N. et al. Paper highlighting the gap in knowledge with regard to diabetes, physical activity, diet and barriers to healthy lifestyle changes among South Asian individuals

Meal- Planning Strategies: Ethnic Populations (2003). Brown T. Cultural competency for diabetes clinicians and educators

Disease prevention in South Asian Community through Healthy Eating awareness via Social Media .Fareeha Jay. Findings from using a social media platform to promote healthy eating messages within the South Asian Community, demonstrating positive changes to people’s lives


South Asian Eatwell Guide (2021). Fareeha Jay. Blog post where you can download the PDF of the South Asian Eatwell Guide

Sugar Awareness in the South Asian Diet (2021). Fareeha Jay. Blog post with practical advice for sugar within the South Asian diet

Cultural Diets and the need for diversity in dietetics (2021). Anjanee Kohli for the British Dietetic Association (BDA). Article highlighting the the need for diversity and equality within dietetics

South Asian Food Dishes (2021). Diabetes My Way. Practical advice for making traditional South Asian meals healthier

Patient Stories – Dietititan’s Week 2021 (2021). British Dietetic Association. This includes Fareeha Jay’s case study mentioned within the webinar under ‘Regina’s Story’

Your healthy kitchen targets South Asian families to help prevent diabetes. (2019). Leicester City CCG. Article about what Your Healthy Kitchen can offer including recipe videos for South Asian diets

World Foods .(2019). Salma Mehar, Dr Joan St JohnChris Cheyette and Yello Balolia. A visual guide to African, Arabic, Caribbean and South Asian foods for diabetes & weight management

How Do I Become Culturally Competent? (2010). Rebecca A. Clay. Article highlighting the benefits of cultural competence

Your Healthy KitchenNHS Leicestershire City Clinical Commissioning Group. Recipe booklet showing how to cook traditional foods with a healthy twist including curries and chapatis

Taste of South AsiaBritish Heart Foundation. 30 recipes easy to prepare Asian recipes made healthier

Risk of type 2 diabetes in the south asian communityDiabetes UK. Tips to reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes for the South Asian Communities

Your flavour toolbox for south asian cooking. Diabetes UK. Tips to make traditional south asian foods healthier

South Asian Diets and Cholesterol .HEART UK. Practical advice for lowering cholesterol and making healthy dietary choices within the South Asian diet

Diabetes UK: Healthy Eating for the South Asian community .Diabetes UK. 24 page leaflet for patients covering dietary advice for the South Asian Community


@FareehaJay (Twitter), @dietitian_fareehajay (Instagram) and FareehaJay (Website) for webinar speaker, Fareeha Jay

@diversenutr (Twitter), @diversenutritionassociation (Instagram) and The Diverse Nutrition Association (Website) for the Diverse Nutrition Association

@DiabetesUK (Twitter), DiabetesUK (Instagram) and Diabetes UK (Website) for Diabetes UK

@DiabetesUKProf (Twitter) and Diabetes UK Professionals (Website) for Diabetes UK Professionals

Facebook Public Group Aap Ki DietitiaFareeha Jay. Public group on facebook developed by Fareeha Jay for members to share their food pictures and meals


South Asian Eatwell Guide (2021). Fareeha Jay. Blog post where you can download the PDF of the South Asian Eatwell Guide

Sugar Awareness in the South Asian Diet (2021). Fareeha Jay. Blog post with practical advice for sugar within the South Asian diet

Ramadan: Top Tips for Eating Well (2021). Shehnaz Bashir RD. Blog post with practical tips for how to eat well during Ramadan