Eating well

Following a healthy diet can help you to keep a healthy weight, as well as helping you to feel your best.

Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet provides your body with the essential nutrients it needs to function on a daily basis.

You can ask your GP for access to a council commissioned adults weight loss programme; this is called the Weight Action Programme. We also run a children's local lifestyle programme called My Choice. 

Alternatively, you can use the NHS weight loss plan or check the NHS Change4Life website for more information on keeping your children healthy.

The government has published an Eatwell guide document which provides information on the different food groups and portion sizes required for a healthy and balanced diet.

We also offer a meals on wheels service that you can use if you fit the eligiblity criteria.

Useful links and resources

  • NHS Eat Well
    Further advice including how to eat your 5 fruit and vegetables a day and how best to lose weight
  • Hillingdon foodbank
    Information on local foodbanks in your area and how to access them
  • Love food hate waste
    Reducing food waste is a great way to save money as well as looking after the planet
  • NHS Change4Life
    Contains some good apps including a sugar smart and smart recipe app, and you can also sign up for lots of free support, tips, ideas and recipes.
  • NHS BMI calculator
    BMI is the most commonly used measure of excess body fat in relation to your height.
  • Hillingdon leisure activities
    Get involved in your local area.
Page last updated: 20 Nov 2020