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It matters to all of us that:               We are healthy               We look after our health properly               We know who to talk to if we feel unwell

Health check

  Do you have a learning disability or support someone who does? By adding your name to the learning disability register you can get better healthcare - and you could have a free Annual Health Check. See the links below under related advice for more information about what…

The health risks of gum disease

The state of your teeth affects your overall health, with gum disease linked to lots of health problems in other parts of the body. Therefore, brushing your teeth can prevent gum disease and improve your overall health. Did you know that gum disease isn't just…

Healthier lunchboxes

School meals are a great choice for your child, but if you choose to make a packed lunch for them instead here are some tips for preparing a healthier lunchbox. What to include in your child's lunchbox A healthier lunchbox should: be based on starchy carbohydrates…

Healthier Together

Improving the quality of care for children and young people in Wessex Healthier Together provides you with information to help keep your child safe and healthy, as well as helping you decide what to do when your child is unwell. It is used by healthcare…

Healthy breakfast cereals

With shelves stacked top to bottom with hundreds of brightly coloured boxes competing for your attention, supermarket breakfast cereal aisles can sometimes feel like walking through a minefield. Make the wrong choice and you or your child could end up with a breakfast cereal high in sugar,…

Healthy breakfasts (for people who hate breakfast)

Get into the habit of eating a morning meal with these simple breakfasts, designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast-skipper. Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight? These calorie-counted treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure…

Healthy eating for teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes - changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.    By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy…

Healthy food swaps

Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. By changing just a few eating habits you can make a big difference to your diet. Making small changes to your diet is the healthiest and most achievable way to lose weight. Your first step is to eat fewer foods high in…

Healthy Ramadan meal plan

These healthy meal ideas will give you a varied and balanced diet during Ramadan. They include ingredients from the five major food groups. The meal plan has been written by medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars. Fluids (water and juices) and dates should be…
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