Eat Healthier / Lose Weight

Our Wellbeing for Life team can support you to make healthier food choices and lose weight.

Healthy eating is not just about managing your weight; it is also about improving your general wellbeing.

There are many benefits of eating healthier and/or losing weight, the most important one is the reduced risk to your health. Whatever your age, eating healthy can help you lead a healthier and happier life as well as reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes and some cancers.

By making a few simple changes to your food and drink choices you will really start to see and feel the benefits. We will work with you for 8 sessions to set goals and provide handy hints and tips, as well as regular support to make sure you are achieving them.

Take a look at some great recipe ideas – delicious and healthy too!

Leek & Cheese Bake
Quorn & Veg Stir Fry
Lemon & Raspberry Trifles
Apricot Bread Pudding

Get in touch on 0800 8766887

Useful Videos

Change4Life 100 calorie snacks

Eating well with Ainsley Harriott

Useful Apps

Change4Life Be Food Smart app

Change4Life Be Food Smart app

The Change4Life Be Food Smart app is designed to show quickly and easily how much sugar, sat fat and salt is inside your food and drink – just by scanning the barcode. •Get simple hints and tips to help you make healthier choices •Learn more about your food with fun activities for the kids and mini-mission ideas for the whole family

Change4Life Sugar Smart app

Change4Life Sugar Smart app

The Change4Life Sugar Smart app is designed to show quickly and easily how much sugar is in the food and drink you’re having. Just scan the barcode and see how much sugar it contains. •See how much sugar is in a product •Keep track of the last 10 products you’ve scanned •Share the amount of sugar in things via Facebook

BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker

BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker

Download the free NHS BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker from the iTunes App Store. The NHS BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker makes it easy to: • Calculate BMI for anyone over two years old •Track weight and BMI over time •Create a separate user profile for everyone in the family •Set weight loss goals and get tips and advice

One You Easy Meals app

One You Easy Meals app

Eat healthier versions of the foods you love. You'll find delicious, easy meal ideas in this free app. •Great tips and advice to help you cook healthy and tasty meals. •Search recipes by meal time. •Find your favourite recipes and create shopping lists

Calorie checker

Calorie checker

Check the calorie value of over 150,000 food and drinks, using this handy calorie checker. You can even search branded products.

Losing Weight Getting Started

Losing Weight Getting Started

This 12 week weight loss guide combines advice on healthier eating and physical activity. You get a brilliant information pack for each week of the plan, which is full of advice and tips, plus a brilliant stick-it-on-the-fridge planner to help you track your weekly progress. Developed in association with The British Dietetic Association.

Upcoming events

Events in East Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
May 2018

Meet the team

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat in our Dementia Café, meet a member of the Wellbeing for life team and see if we can make a difference in your life.

Greenhills Community Café, Wheatley Hill.  DH6 3JS

0191 372 8710

2pm-3.30pm

Friday 25 May

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Wingate Community Centre, 55 Front Street, Wingate, County Durham TS28 5LQ

Sarah Howells

01429 836092

10:15am-11:15am

Friday 25 May

Meet the team

Drop in and have a chat with a member of the Wellbeing for life team and see if we can make a difference in your life.

The Pavilion Community Centre, Helford Rd, Peterlee SR8 1ER

0191 372 8710

9.30am-11.30am

Wednesday 30 May

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

 

Tracy Usher & Sarah Howells


Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

 

5pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 30 May

Meet the team

Drop in and have a chat with a member of the Wellbeing for life team and see if we can make a difference in your life.

Easington Colliery Library, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery, Peterlee , County Durham , SR8 3PN

0191 372 8710

10am-12pm

Thursday 31 May

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

Shotton Community Centre, Bridge Rd, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6 2PQ

 

Jordan Coils




Shotton Community Centre – 0191 520 8110

9:30am – 11:30am

Thursday 31 May

June 2018

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Wingate Community Centre, 55 Front Street, Wingate, County Durham TS28 5LQ

Sarah Howells

01429 836092

10:15am-11:15am

Friday 01 June

Eatwise and Exercise

Come along to our Free Drop-in healthy eating/weight management and gentle seated exercise sessions.

 

Ludworth Community Centre. DH6 1NF

 

 

Shaun Gooch/Laura Brydon

01429 821429

10am-11am

Monday 04 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

 

Robin Todd Centre, South Hetton, DH6 2TH

Jordan Coils


0191 526 0520

 

9:30am – 11:00am

Monday 04 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

 Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

 

Tracy Usher & Sarah Howells


Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

 

5pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 06 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

 

Shotton Community Centre, Bridge Rd, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6 2PQ

Jordan Coils




Shotton Community Centre – 0191 520 8110

9:30am – 11:30am

Thursday 07 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Wingate Community Centre, 55 Front Street, Wingate, County Durham TS28 5LQ

Sarah Howells

01429 836092

10:15am-11:15am

Friday 08 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Robin Todd Centre, South Hetton, DH6 2TH

Jordan Coils

0191 5260520

9:30am - 11am

Monday 11 June

Eatwise and Exercise

Come along to our Free Drop-in healthy eating/weight management and gentle seated exercise sessions.

 

 

Ludworth Community Centre. DH6 1NF

Shaun Gooch/Laura Brydon


01429 821429

10am-11am

Monday 11 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

 Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

 

Tracy Usher & Sarah Howells


Healthworks Reception – 0191 372 8710

 

5pm – 6:30pm

Wednesday 13 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Shotton Community Centre, Bridge Rd, Shotton Colliery, Durham DH6 2PQ

Jordan Coils

0191 5208110

9:30am - 11:30am

Thursday 14 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

 

 

 

Wingate Community Centre, 55 Front Street, Wingate, County Durham, TS28 5LQ

Sarah Howells

01429 836092

 

10:15am-11:15am

Friday 15 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Robin Todd Centre, South Hetton, DH6 2TH

Jordan Coils

0191 5260520

9:30am - 11am

Monday 18 June

Eatwise and Exercise

Come along to our Free Drop-in healthy eating/weight management and gentle seated exercise sessions.

 

 

Ludworth Community Centre. DH6 1NF

Shaun Gooch/Laura Brydon


01429 821429

10am-11am

Monday 18 June

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Drop in for free friendly support, weigh in and meal planning advice.

Healthworks, Paradise Lane, Easington Colliery, County Durham SR8 3EX

Tracy Usher & Sarah Howells

Healthworks Reception

0191 372 8710

5pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday 20 June

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
May 2018

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

Quaking Houses Village Hall

Second Street

Stanley

DH9 7HQ

Diane Taylor, Dennis Patterson & Rob Green

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 31 May

June 2018

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

Quaking Houses Village Hall

Second Street

Stanley

DH9 7HQ

Diane Taylor, Dennis Patterson & Rob Green

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 07 June

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

Quaking Houses Village Hall

Second Street

Stanley

DH9 7HQ

Diane Taylor, Dennis Patterson & Rob Green

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 14 June

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier. Meet at the venue to take in local areas bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

Quaking Houses Village Hall

Second Street

Stanley

DH9 7HQ

Diane Taylor

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 21 June

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

 

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 21 June

Walking Group

Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to become more active, lose weight and become healthier. Meet at the venue to take in local areas, bring comfortable footwear, waterproofs and water.

Quaking Houses Village Hall

Second Street

Stanley

DH9 7HQ

Diane Taylor

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 28 June

Men’s Group

Catered for Men, come and find out how to improve your health, happiness and overall quality of life.

Including games and trips out with like-minded people.

Delves Lane Village Hall

Consett

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07825196656

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 28 June