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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 bbc.co.uk/foodawards

Cold Weather Alert

Published: 12th January 2017

With cold weather forecast this week 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.

Be Food Smart

Published: 3rd January 2017

Change 4 Life have launched a brilliant new app - Be Food Smart

We LOVE this app! It's completely free and by just scanning a barcode you can see how much salt, sugar and saturated fat is contained in food and drink!

Click here to find out more and start scanning today and Be Food Smart!

Libraries Taskforce

Published: 13th December 2016

It's amazing to be featured in the Libraries Taskforce brochure "Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021"

Our partnership with Coventry Libraries and Information Service is brilliant, and the people we meet who work and use the libraries are great examples of what makes Coventry such a great city.

To find out more click here

 

Sugar Tax

Published: 6th December 2016

More details have been given about the sugar tax that is set to come into force in 2018. It looks like there will be two bands - one for soft drinks containing over 5g sugar per 100ml, and a higher band for those containing over 8g sugar per 100ml.

Find out more on this BBC news page

 

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