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.
Your health matters. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Better Health has a range of tools and support to help - find what works for you. Let's do this! Start your journey to better health and download the free NHS weight loss plan to help you start healthier eating habits, be more active and start losing weight.
The plan is broken down into 12 weeks so you can:
- set weight loss goals
- use the BMI calculator to customise your plan
- plan your meals
- make healthier food choices
- get more active and burn more calories
- record your activity and progress
Don’t worry, the app makes it easy for you - just take it one week at a time. Let’s make "one day" today!
To download the app or to find out more visit NHS Better Health (opens in a new window).
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)
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)
- to find where you can use your Healthy Start vitamin vouchers please visit our Healthy Start directory and choose your district
Lifestyle Advisor service
The Lifestyle Advisor service can help you make positive changes to your lifestyle that can improve your health and wellbeing. For more information on the service: Lifestyle Advisor service.
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.
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 - Eat well (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.
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.