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
December 2018

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 13 December

Wellbeing Group

Join us to learn about food and nutrition, seated exercise, new recipe ideas and meet new people

5 weeks from Monday 19 November 2018.

Attlee Square Community Centre, Sherburn Village, Durham DH6 1JN

David Hall/Susan Fern

Contact David Hall on 07395 790 759 or Susan Fern on 07903 550 947

2pm - 4pm

Monday 17 December

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




0782 688 4712

10:15am-11:15am

Monday 17 December

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 – 11:00am

Monday 17 December

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 19 December

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

10:30am - 11:30am

Thursday 20 December

January 2019

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 836 092

10:15am-11:15am

Monday 07 January

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 07 January

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

10:30am - 11:30am

Thursday 10 January

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 - 11.00am

Monday 14 January

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

Monday 14 January

Eatwise 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

10:30am - 11:30am

Thursday 17 January

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

10:30am – 11:30am

Thursday 17 January

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 21 January

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

Monday 21 January

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 520 8110

10:30am - 11:30am

Thursday 24 January

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 28 January

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

Monday 28 January

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 31 January

February 2019

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 February

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
December 2018

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

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 13 December

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 13 December

Let’s Cook Together

Cooking a healthy lunch together – prepping, cooking and eating the lunch prepared.

Cost – £3.50 to eat the lunch but haven’t helped prepare it

£2.00 if you have helped prepare the lunch

Waddington Street Centre

3 Waddington Street, Durham DH1 4 4BG

Dawn Roe

07827 981 736

0800 8766 887

Every other Thursday from 18th October

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10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 13 December

Eat Wise to Drop a Size

Healthy eating isn’t about calorie counting, elimination diets or expensive ingredients….

It’s real ingredients and wiser food choices.

Join like-minded people to socialise and share the experience.

St Patrick’s Church Hall

Victoria Rd, Consett DH8 5AX

Caroline Cranston
Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Tuesday

07826 530 851

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

17:30 - 19:00

Tuesday 18 December

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

DH87BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825 196 656

13:30 - 15:00

Thursday 20 December

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 20 December

January 2019

Let’s Cook Together

Cooking a healthy lunch together – prepping, cooking and eating the lunch prepared.

Cost – £3.50 to eat the lunch but haven’t helped prepare it

£2.00 if you have helped prepare the lunch

Waddington Street Centre

3 Waddington Street, Durham DH1 4 4BG

Dawn Roe

07827 981 736

0800 8766 887

Every other Thursday from 18th October

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10:30 - 12:00

Thursday 10 January

Eat Wise & Exercise

Fitness is not about being better than someone else…

It’s about being better than you used to be.

Join us for information and tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life and also get 45 mins FREE gym time to get you on your road to fitness.

Pelton Community Centre

Front Street, Pelton DH2 1DE

Michelle Phillips

07826 884 695

0800 8766 887

Starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 and running for 8 weeks

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13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 16 January

Eat Wise & Exercise

Fitness is not about being better than someone else…

It’s about being better than you used to be.

Join us for information and tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life and also get 45 mins FREE gym time to get you on your road to fitness.

Pelton Community Centre

Front Street, Pelton DH2 1DE

Michelle Phillips

07826 884 695

0800 8766 887

Starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 and running for 8 weeks

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13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 23 January

Healthy lifestyle course

Giving you the opportunity to take care of yourself so that you can thrive into the New Year:

Learn about keeping your heart healthy, 5 ways to wellbeing, activity for health and giving yourself some me time with relaxation techniques and mindfulness.

The Haven Community centre,

South Moor

Julie Stobbart and Diane Taylor

07789 486 736

07717 320 074

0800 8766 887

Starting Thursday 24th January and running for 6 weeks

11:00 -12:00

Thursday 24 January

Healthy lifestyle course

Giving you the opportunity to take care of yourself so that you can thrive into the New Year:

Learn about keeping your heart healthy, 5 ways to wellbeing, activity for health and giving yourself some me time with relaxation techniques and mindfulness.

The Haven Community centre,

South Moor

Julie Stobbart and Diane Taylor

07789 486 736

07717 320 074

0800 8766 887

Starting Thursday 24th January and running for 6 weeks

11:00 -12:00

Thursday 31 January