News

Stoptober

Published: 28th September 2016

October is nearly here, and if you are a smoker why not take up the Stoptober challenge?

For tips, advice and support head to the NHS Stoptober website where you can find details of the free app, email or chat support, and other stop smoking services!

Summer is here

Published: 19th July 2016

The temperatures have soared this week, and whilst it's lovely to finally have a summer, it is also important to look after yourself and others when the heat rises.

Check out this brilliant guide from NHS Choices for more informations, hints and tips to stay safe this summer.

Summer Season

Published: 12th July 2016

The Summer Season is upon us (well when the rain goes it will be!)

Make the most of your summer by getting out and about in Coventry and seeing what the city has to offer.

We will be taking part in some great events, to keep up to date with where we will be you can follow us on facebook, twitter or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter!

Meet the Team!

Published: 1st June 2016

We've updated our meet the team pages as we have some lovely new team members come on board.

Firstly meet Dean! He is one of our tutors and loves finding new ways to make his favourite foods healthier!

Secondly it's a warm welcome back to Liz who returns after maternity leave.

You'll see both of them out and about running our courses and at events - give them a wave!

Unhealthy 'health' foods

Published: 11th May 2016

Shopping for healthy foods can be a minefield. When we are in a rush we often don't have time to check the nutritional information and rely on the packaging to determine whether a product is healthy or not.

Diabetes.co.uk have put together this blog which shows which foods are marketed as healthy, but can actually be high in sugar or fat.

How to avoid these foods - cook from scratch so you know exactly what has gone into your food, but if you are on the go make sure you read the packaging carefully!

Do you think healthy food is boring?

Published: 26th April 2016

Healthy food doesn't need to be boring!

Check out the blog written by our team member Julia - click here to have a read

Here are just a few pictures of dishes we have cooked recently in our sessions - healthy yes! tasty yes!

Eatwell Guide

Published: 17th March 2016

Public Health England have launched a new Eatwell Guide.

Use the Eatwell Guide to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food.
It shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group.

One You

Published: 9th March 2016

Public Health England have launched another brilliant campaign - One You.

This campaign looks at healthy eating, physical activity, stopping smoking and much more.

Take the short quiz to find out more about you here!

Sugar Shocker!

Published: 18th February 2016

You may have read in the news this week about the amount of sugar in hot drinks from high street outlets.

We were really surprised (along with everyone else) that one hot fruit drink could contain up to 99g of sugar!! That's over three times the recommended maximum intake of added sugar!

For products with barcodes remember you can use your Change4Life Sugar Smart app to discover the sugar content. If you are buying a hot drink and would like to know just ask the person behind the counter, they should have this information.

New Videos

Published: 26th January 2016

We've put together some links from the world of YouTube about preparing fruit and vegetables safely.

These recap the bridge and claw chopping technique we use on our course, peeling and grating safely.

Also find out how to chop a pineapple or prepare garlic in the safest way.

Have a look here

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