Keep Warm, Keep Well

Published: 5th December 2017

With snow predicted across much of the West Midlands this weekend it is important to make sure you, and vulnerable people around you stay warm.

Click here for some great tips from the NHS about keeping yourself and your home warm to help you Stay Well This Winter 

World Diabetes Day

Published: 14th November 2017

14th November is World Diabetes Day! The day is held to raise awareness about diabetes.

If you would like to find out more about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes please head to Diabetes UK

How Cook and Eat Well Helped Me!

Published: 7th November 2017

This is Kai, who has been coming to our evening group at Ribbon Court. She has kindly shared her thoughts on how Cook and Eat Well has helped her become healthier!

“I’ve really enjoyed the social aspect of the cooking course and learning about the healthier side of healthy eating. Me and my boyfriend are definitely getting healthier! I was used to eating out of tins and living on Super Noodles but now there is so much fruit in the house after we’ve been paid! There are only two of us so we’ve found that fresh veg goes off. So we are now buying tinned veg like sweetcorn and smaller packets of rainbow veg to create curries and pasta. I will definitely be making the Mexican Bean Wraps that we cooked on the cooking course at home soon.”

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