Healthy Eating

'Eat whole grain foods and at least five portions of fruit and veg a day'

We hear these kinds of healthy eating messages all the titime, but here you'll find links and information on where to find healthy eating advice and opportunities locally.

Local weight loss support

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 - click here to visit the site

You can also find out more about the services offered through LiveLife Better Derbyshire by contacting:

Telephone: 01629 538200

Free Phone: 0800 0852299


Community Lunch

A community lunch takes place at Hill Street Baptist Church, every Friday 2-5 pm alongside the Clothes Bank.

Hill Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8HL

To find out more contact South Derbyshire CVS who manage the project on 01283 219761

Further information

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

Getting a balanced diet - NHS eat well guide

Cooking tips and healthy recipes from British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK , NHS Change4Life and BBC Recipes

Information on Alcohol Unit guidelines and calculate your own units from the Drink Aware website

Find out your Body Mass Index (BMI)

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