Stay Well This Winter

Published: 25th October 2017

People who are most vulnerable are being urged to get their flu vaccination ahead of the winter.

Those who are eligible for the free flu vaccine include:

  • adults over 65
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 and 3 as well as pupils in reception class and school years 1 to 4
  • people with long-term health conditions (including asthma, COPD and cardiovascular issues)

To find out more head to the NHS Stay Well This Winter website here

Stoptober is Back!

Published: 3rd October 2017

Did you know if you stop smoking for 28 days, you are 5 times more likely to give up for good?

Stoptober is back, with great tips and advice for giving up smoking. With the free app, information about stop-smoking medicines and e-cigarettes, you will find amazing support to help you quit.

Click here to head to the Stoptober page for more information

Active 10 App

Published: 24th August 2017

Public Health England have released a new app - Active 10

It is easier than you think to fit just 10 minutes of brisk walking into your day and this app will help you!

Find out more and download here

Calorie Reduction Targets To Be Set

Published: 21st August 2017

Calories in popular foods are set to be reduced in the next step to fight obesity.

Public Health England are expected to announce these targets, which will at first be voluntary, within the next year.

Find out more here 

What an amazing year!

Published: 5th July 2017

Here at Cook and Eat Well HQ we've been busy looking at the figures for Year Two in Coventry and we thought we'd share some with you! We love running our groups, and seeing such improvements makes us all smile!

  • 638 people graduated from 68 courses
  • People eating 4 or 5 portions of fruit and veg increased from 19% to 66%
  • Those of you cooking a meal from scratch increased from 52% to 85%
  • People's knowledge of healthy eating increased from 31% to a whopping 90%
  • Overall confidence levels doubled
  • Nearly half of you had fewer takeaways, junk food and sugary drinks!

High fives all round!

Healthy Ramadan

Published: 31st May 2017

It is important to keep healthy while fasting during the month of Ramadan.

For some great information, tip and advice on fasting please visit NHS Choices

Shops to limit sugary drinks on sale in hospitals

Published: 24th April 2017

Great news about sugar in the headlines again over the weekend - with news that retailers and outlets within hospital premises are to limit the drinks they sell so that no more than 10% of drinks on sale have a high sugar content. NHS England have asked that retailers comply by next April.

It is also good to see that this covers coffees with high sugar syrup levels in.

For more information please visit this article 

Active 10

Published: 20th March 2017

Did you know that walking briskly for 10 minutes counts towards your active minutes goal for the day?

OneYou have launched a great new Active10 app - this measures how much brisk walking you are doing, can help you fit ten minutes bursts into your day, can set you goals and offer lots of helpful tips and hints!

Download it for free and find out more information here

Level 3 Cold Weather Alert

Published: 9th February 2017

With cold weather forecast this weekend please remember to take care of yourselves and each other.

If you have any concerns about anyone who is more vulnerable to the cold weather please visit the NHS website for help and information.

BBC Food & Farming Awards - Cook of the Year

Published: 16th January 2017

The BBC have been in touch with us about their Food & Farming Awards, and the Cook of the Year award! 

"This is all about finding the brilliant people cooking in carehomes, schools, prisons, community centres and more – and we want to celebrate them." For more information please see below - along with a photo of last year’s winner Dee Woods – a volunteer at a community kitchen in London – with judges Stefan Gates and Allegra McEvedy!

If you know someone who deserves recognition for their hard work please head to