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Healthy Eating

‘Eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day’

‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’

‘Opt for wholegrain foods’

These are all healthy eating messages we may have come across, but Healthier South Derbyshire contains information on where to find healthy eating advice and opportunities locally including:

  • Local weight loss groups
  • Food Hub venues

Local weight loss groups:

LiveLife better Derbyshire offers free weight management support for people across Derbyshire. A range of support options are available based on an individuals need and include:

  • 12 week group based programme
  • Self-support: If you are unable to attend a group based session then you could receive an initial consultation with an advisor and an option to attend weigh-in support sessions for up-to 12 months
  • Specialist weight management programme: a one to one support package with one of the advisors for at least 6 months for those who require more intensive support. There is also the opportunity to attend appointments with dieticians and psychologists to support further
  • Workplace offer: Weight loss programmes are available to support staff within local businesses
  • Online tools: A range of online tools are available on the Live Life Better website to assist people with weight management at


Within South Derbyshire the weight management service is available at the following sites:


Swadlincote Health Centre, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AE

Greenbank Leisure Centre, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AE

Etwall Leisure Centre, Hilton Road, Etwall, Derbyshire, DE65 6HZ


For more information about the weight management services offered through LiveLife Better Derbyshire then visit: or contact the LiveLife Better Service:

Telephone: 01246 515550

Free Phone: 0800 0852299

Email: [email protected]

Food Hub:

The ‘Buh Doof’ food Hub is a social eating project that prepares freshly cooked meals for the community in local venues. The food hub uses only top quality, tasty food and people are able to pay via a donation. Food Hub events take place at the following times:


Oakland Bistro, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, DE11 8ND

Every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Food served at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)


St. Georges Community Hall, Church Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, DE11 9NR

The last Thursday of each month. Food served at 12:00pm (Doors open at 11:30am)


For more information about the food visit the Facebook page at: or you can contact South Derbyshire CVS who manage the project on 01283 219761

Further information

For more information and guidance on healthy eating then use the following links:


  • Getting a balanced diet


  • Tips for cooking healthily and finding healthy recipes:


  • Alcohol:


  • Find out what your body mass index is

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