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Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

Diabetes

Diabetes is a long term condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. High blood sugar levels can cause serious long-term health problems.  World Diabetes Day 2018World Diabetes day is on 14 November. The theme this year is ‘Diabetes Concerns Every…

Diabetes Concerns Every Family - Can you help your family prevent diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes which accounts for ninety per cent of all diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes, yet is the leading cause of sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. A healthy lifestyle, early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Eating disorders

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill. It can involve eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape. But there are treatments that…

Eight tips for healthy eating

These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates  Eat lots of fruit and veg Eat more fish - including a portion of oily fish Cut down on saturated fat and sugar…

Food and hygiene facts

People, pets and food are the main carriers of germs into the home. Once in, germs can get everywhere. Find out where germs lurk in your home. It makes for uncomfortable reading and may prompt you to want to know more about preventing germs from spreading. Kitchen…

Health and wellbeing

Guidance and advice on dealing with long term conditions, planning for and having a child, coping with mental health issues and living a healthier more balanced lifestyle. Scroll down the page to access advice and guidance on all health and wellbeing matters.

Health in schools

In Waltham Forest we do a lot to support the health of young people. Being the first borough to ban fast food near schools, we are also working with schools to ensure that people start early to implement a healthy lifestyle. Read Health in schools:…

Healthy Eating Week - Be Sugar Smart

Too much sugar is bad for our health. Sugary foods and drinks are one of the largest contributors to obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. Recommended daily allowance for adults and children aged 11 and over is 30g (7.5 tsp of sugar) each day. For children aged 7 to 10 the…
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