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The Family Information Service has sourced websites offering information and advice on creating a healthy life style for you and your family. 


NHS Live Well

The NHS Choices website has lots of information on healthy eating, recipes and lots more...


BBC Good Food

Your favourite recipes with all of the flavour but less of the guilt - try breakfasts, mains, desserts and treats specially selected for their healthy credentials.  Oh, go on!


Good Food Channel - Healthy eating recipes

We've put together our favourite recipes that prove a healthy diet doesn't mean compromising on flavour. If you want to eat more healthily, check out our top 10 superfood guide.


Healthy Start Voucher

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Pregnant or have children under the age of four?  You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.


Annabel Karmel

In this section you can find some of the most popular healthy recipes for babies, children and family. Browse through the collection of free, tasty, low-fat, quick and easy, stress-free, healthy and fun recipes. Here you can find recipes for all occasions and for all ages from babies to adults. For a mum, it is very difficult to find recipes to satisfy children's need. Whether you are running out of ideas for your children's lunch box or a mum in hurry to cook for whole family, Annabel's recipes are always there to help you out.


Healthy Indian Recipes

Welcome to Healthy Indian Recipes where you will be taken on a culinary journey which will teach you how to cook fabulous mouth-watering...


The Great Grub Club

Great source of information for encouraging children to grow and cook their own fruit and veg, also exercise and healthy living, games quizzes and much more.


Change4life

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier?  Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life.  Joining is a brilliant first step to get the most out of Change4Life. Our quick assessment will help you discover the right places for you to start making a change.


British Nutrition Foundation

The BNF website has lots of information on healthy living, nutrition, food in schools, nutrition sciences and much more.


Diabetes UK

Being diagnosed with diabetes means that looking after your health has become even more important.  This section of the Guide to diabetes includes information about maintaining a healthy diet, keeping active and monitoring your health.


British Heart Foundation

There are lots you can do to keep your heart healthy - whatever your age. Taking exercise, eating a healthy diet, encouraging children to be heart healthy and being aware of dangers such as smoking, drinking, high blood pressure, and stress are all important for your long term heart health.


Stroke Awareness

A healthy, enjoyable diet can reduce some of the causes of stroke and help you to recover. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables (aim for 5 portions per day) and try to include oily fish, such as trout, salmon, sardines and mackerel in meals 3 times a week.  Replace fatty foods with low fat alternatives. This will help to stop your arteries narrowing, lower cholesterol and also keep your weight at a healthy level.


Patient.co.uk

An extensive section of leaflets on health promotion and lifestyle issues. Health promotion is about keeping healthy, living a healthy lifestyle, preventing illness, and preventing any existing illness from becoming worse. The health promotion and lifestyle leaflets section includes leaflets on diet, obesity, smoking, exercise, alcohol, preventing heart disease, cervical screening, breast screening, sun and health, etc.


National Children's Bureau

We build a better childhood for every child, by championing their right to be safe, secure and supported.


Blood Pressure UK

High blood pressure can develop at any age, many people in their 40s and younger have it and lead full and active lives.


Young Minds

Did you know good food is good for your mood?  It's not just your body you're feeding - your mind is affected by what you eat, too.  There is increasing evidence of a link between what we eat and how we feel.  This is called the ‘food – mood’ connection.  How we feel influences what we choose to eat or drink – and a healthy diet can protect our mental health.


Phunky Foods

The Phunky Foods aims to work with early years settings and primary schools to deliver a programme for healthy lifestyles and to work with all pupils, and their families, make changes in a fun, lively and positive manner.