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The food you eat can play a vital role for people who have Thalassaemia. Nutrition is important regardless of your condition to ensure positive health and well-being but if you have Thalassemia, it can help to manage the symptoms and prevent them becoming worse.

A balanced diet consisting of foods rich with calcium, zinc, vit E, vit D and iron (how much iron you need in your diet will depend on your current treatment). You can read more about the importance of nutrition if you have Thalassemia here.

It is really important you talk to your team to make sure you are eating the right food for you.

There is lots of information on healthy eating and also ideas of recipes to cook if you have Thalassemia on the Thalassemia Society website.