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Healthy Eating and Health information and web links

The Eatwell Plate What is a healthy diet? Find out about the different types of food that make up our diet and how much of these we should eat.


Breastfeeding is natural, normal and gives your baby the best start in life. This site explains the benefits of breastfeeding for the child and the mother, offers advice and support for those trying to breast feed their babies. There is advice on the best positions for breastfeeding and also what to do if you are experiencing any difficulties. For further help there are contact details for the National Breastfeeding Helpline.

5 a Day

5 A Day What is a portion of fruit or vegetables? How can I get at least 5 portions a day? Why eat fruit and vegetables? What is the difference between tinned, frozen and fresh? Find out the answers to all these questions and find out how eating fruit and vegetables can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers. There are some useful tips on how to get children eating more fruit and vegetables. There are some fun games to play which encourage children to be interested in fruit and vegetables. If you are lost for ideas on how to include more in your diet there are a number of useful recipes to try.

Change 4 Life

Change4Life.  Inspiration for making positive changes to you and your family through healthy eating and being more active. Fill out the questionnaire for your free personalised action plan. Find out how to shop for healthy food and save money. Find out what sports and activities are in your area.

Beating Eating Disorders Eating disorders are serious conditions affecting over one million people in the UK. beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. beat is the working name of the Eating Disorders Association. beat provides help lines for adults and young people, online support and a UK-wide network of self-help groups to help people beat their eating disorder.
Macmillan Cancer Support Most people will know someone with Cancer -Macmillan. Cancer Support offers information and advice on a wide variety of cancer issues. Here, dietary advice for those affected by cancer and their concerns with eating is looked at in detail.
British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation would like to see a world where people do not die prematurely from heart disease. They offer information and  advice on various heart conditions. There is a vast array of information on offer looking at healthy eating, healthy recipes, exercise and reducing risk factors. Information is also available in a number of different languages.
Diabetes UK Diabetes UK  aims  to help improve the lives of those affected by diabetes and work towards a future without diabetes. Diabetes UK provide support and information in various languages on issues affecting people. It also offers information on support groups in your area. Healthy eating advice specific to diabetes is available with useful recipe ideas.
Blood Pressure Association Blood Pressure UK Fighting high blood pressure to beat stroke and heart disease. Find out how by eating healthy, being the correct weight and being active can positively affect blood pressure. Try some of the low salt / salt free recipes such as salt free bread, to help reduce salt intake and reduce blood pressure. Other information is available on medications and why your blood pressure matters.
Nottinghamshire County Council Nottingham County Council.  Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals and milk. School meals are highly nutritious, balanced and give your child at least one third of all their daily nutrition requirements.

NHS Choices A-Z.  Advice on an A - Z of health conditions, treatments and much more. Further information on eating disorders, heart disease, weight problems, diabetes, cancer and healthy eating advice.

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Why should we be eating much less salt? Understand how salt already in your food contributes to your maximum daily intake. What health risks are there to eating too much salt and how to cut down salt intake?

Notts 50+ Notts 50 Plus Provides information on services, activities and organisations aimed at the 50 plus age group.

Page Last Updated: 09/02/2015