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Where can I find information about losing weight or eating more healthily?

The Health Improvement Team offer a variety of weight management services and have something for every interest and level. They run a 10 week free programme called Fresh Start; sessions last an hour and a half, and consist of education, gentle exercise and cooking demonstrations. You can also work with a Lifestyle Advisor, who will help you to develop a long-term personal exercise programme (you need to be referred by your GP to access the Lifestyle Advisor service).

Self-help books and CDs are available to help with weight management through the ‘Books on Prescription’ service available at your local library.

Change 4 Life is a national NHS campaign to get children, families and adults eating healthier and participating in more activities. Their website is full of information and suggestions on how to eat well, move more and live longer.

See also: Weight Concern, Active Fat, NHS Live Well pages and The British Nutrition Foundation.