Whether you're trying to lose weight, get in shape or just live a healthier life, eating well has lots of benefits. From improving your health to saving you money, there are lots of reasons to eat well. You can still enjoy the foods you love, by making some small changes and food swaps to help you cut back. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you might think! For more information about eating healthier visit NHS Choices - Healthy Eating (opens in a new window).
Recipes: visit Change4Life - Recipes (opens in a new window) for finding recipes or download NHS Choices - One You Easy Meals app (opens in a new window).
Eat4Cheap: take a look at the NHS Choices - 20 tips to eat well for less (opens in a new window) for useful tips.
Change4Life: You can also join Change4Life to receive free healthy snacking pack and get money-off vouchers and stickers for the kids. By joining you will also receive emails including healthy eating tips, tasty recipes, fun activities for kids, offers and lots more! For more information visit Change4Life - Join Change4Life (opens in a new window).
British Heart Foundation: Reducing your risk: for people of South Asian origin in the UK (opens in a new window) - Tips to reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and to keep your heart healthy.
If you are pregnant: take a look at the NHS Choices - Have a healthy diet in pregnancy (opens in new window) site for advice and information.
If you care for a person with a learning disability, they may need help and support to stay a healthy weight: visit NHS Choices - Managing weight with a learning disability (opens in a new window)
Independence Trust - Living Well Service
The Living Well Service, provided by The Independence Trust, will end on 31 March 2019.
After this date the Living Well Service will no longer be offering lifestyle advice and support. If you wish to access lifestyle information and advice after the service ends, please visit the Health and wellbeing section. The Living Well service worked with local communities to develop and set up a range of "Community Clubs" to support healthy lifestyle changes and improve wellbeing. These will continue after the service ends. Download the community clubs list. These clubs are all free to access unless otherwise stated.
Foodbanks are non-profit-making organisations that provide food parcels to people in crisis that don't have money to buy food. There are 11 foodbanks in Worcestershire, the majority of which are part of the Trussell Trust which is a national Christian organisation. Other foodbanks in Worcestershire operate independently with the support of church and community links.
Healthy Start is a Government Scheme that provides weekly vouchers to eligible parents and can help you if you’re pregnant or have a young child under four. These vouchers can be spent on milk, fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk at your local shops and supermarkets, as well as offering coupons for free vitamins too.
- website: Healthy Start (opens in a new window)
- search where to use Healthy Start vouchers (opens in a new window)
- to find where you can use your Healthy Start vitamin vouchers please visit our Healty Start directory and choose your district
Lunch clubs give people who may be elderly or feel isolated the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a meal in the company of others.
Meals on wheels
Meals on wheels services across Worcestershire are run by private companies and not the local authority. There are meals on wheels options to suit a range of budgets.