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You'll find lots of information about healthy eating and how to have a balanced diet if you go to the NHS Choices website Good food - Live Well - NHS Choices There are tools to help you find out if your diet is healthy, a 5-a-day meal planner with recipes to make healthy eating simpler and a supermarket health checker. You can find out the facts about fat and how to say no to salt. There are also great tips to help you make healthy food swaps.
Change4Life is a society-wide movement that aims to prevent people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more. Visit the Change4Life interactive website by clicking this link Tips for healthy kids and families - Change4Life
For more about fruit and veg try Top Tips - 5 A DAY
Families on certain benefits can get free milk, fruit, vegetables and vitamins. Go to the Healthy Start website www.healthystart.nhs.uk
As well as eating well you also need to do more physical activity. Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.
information about the North Somerset scheme which encourages and supports people
to get more healthy and active in their everyday lives.
Go4Life works with local communities to develop new and exciting ways for people to get more involved with active living.
You can also get hints and tips on how to get more active from the NHS Choices Live Well website NHS Choices content on fitness with advice on how to stay active and healthy
or the British Heart Foundation website at www.bhf.org.uk/keeping_your_heart_healthy
A healthy weight is important to keep your body in shape.
Adults can work out if they are a healthy weight by calculating their body mass index (BMI). For an adult, a healthy BMI will be between 20 and 25. Health risks from being underweight rise if your BMI is under 18. At the other end of the scale the complications of obesity begin at about BMI 27 and become a significant risk at BMI 30.
Teenagers and children should only have their BMI assessed by health professionals such as doctors.
To check your BMI log onto the NHS Choices website