Healthy Weight

Learn how to improve and maintain a healthy diet with better eating habits, and discover how foods affect our body, mind, and wellbeing.

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Eating Well

We often hear the terms eat healthy or healthy eating, but what does it actually mean?

Healthy eating involves eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. It doesn’t mean you have to cut out lots of foods and drinks from your diet and deprive yourself of the things you love.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be overly complicated. It may feel overwhelming by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, but one of the easiest ways to understand what a healthy balanced diet looks like is to focus on the Eatwell Guide.

Improving your diet can have significant impacts on your health and wellbeing. Increased energy, improved mood and better sleep are just some of the possibilities!

Our Healthy Eating Offer

The Wellness Service offers two options for healthy weight support, this could be on a one-to-one basis or through group sessions.

Our aim is to help you achieve a healthier, balanced lifestyle through changes which are sustainable rather than promoting fad diets and quick fixes.

One-to-one healthy weight support

We provide tailored and evidence based one-to-one support for people looking to improve their diet and manage their weight.

You will work with a Wellness Coach to explore areas such as eating behaviours, meal planning, understanding food labels and making healthier choices.

You will be supported in a non-judgmental environment; to create realistic and sustainable goals and make small effective changes leading to a healthier way of life.

Please note: Referrals for one-to-one support must be made by a medical professional. Eligibility criteria applies.

Group sessions healthy weight support

Our interactive healthy weight programme is designed to support you to maintain or achieve a healthier weight.

You will take part in six one-hour workshops based on healthy lifestyles, supporting in practical ways to make small changes to your diet and physical activity habits.

Sessions are delivered online and face to face by qualified leaders within a comfortable and friendly environment.

Sessions are available in Urdu.

Please note: Self-referrals are accepted for this support. Eligibility criteria applies.

See our latest Healthy Weight course timetable below:

DatesVenueTime
Rolling Group- MondaysCivic Centre 1 starting 15th January 202411:00-12:00
Rolling Group-ThursdaysVirtual18:30-19:30
Rolling Group-ThursdaysHeckmondwike Scouts Group, WF16 0LS11:00-12:00
Starting Tuesday 5th March until Tuesday 9th AprilCleckheaton Fire Station13:00-14:00

To access one of our healthy weight programmes, please complete a referral form. Eligibility criteria applies (found on referral form).

 

 

Helpful Resources

Must read, watch and listen

Healthy Eating Tips

Whilst healthy eating isn’t all about losing weight, it is important to balance the amount of energy coming into your body (through food and drink) and the amount of energy leaving your body (through daily movement). This is known as the energy balance and will ultimately help you manage and maintain your weight. As well as using the Eatwell guide, the […]

Reading Food Labels

Food labels help us to decide between food products and let us check if the foods we are eating are high in fat, salt and added sugars. Most packaged foods have a nutrition label on the back or side. The information is usually provided per 100g, 100ml and/or per portion. You can use food labels to help make better food choices […]

What is Obesity?

The term obesity is used to describe a person who is very overweight and carrying a lot of excess body fat. This can in turn impair health and increases the risk of other health conditions developing. The most widely used method to check if you’re a healthy weight is by using the body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of […]

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. It can happen when your body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin it produces isn’t effective. Or, when your body cannot produce any insulin at all. Diabetes is a complicated condition and there are many different types of diabetes. The main types are Type […]

Useful apps

  • Download the NHS Food Scanner App

    Ever wondered how much sugar is in your fave cola or salt is in your sauce? Find out with the Food Scanner app!

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  • Download the NHS Weight Loss Plan

    Develop healthier eating habits, be more active, and get on track to start losing weight with this easy-to-follow NHS 12 week diet and exercise plan. Over 12 weeks, we’ll guide you along the way towards a balanced diet and help you stick to a daily calorie target.

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