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
October 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 18 October

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 22 October

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 22 October

Eat Wise & Socialise

Come for  free friendly support, weigh in and healthy lifestyle advice. Everyone who completes the session each week receives one free entry to a gym session or exercise class for that week. Tea, coffee and a chat before each session.

Active Life @Coxhoe

Linden Grove, Coxhoe, DH6 4DW.

Shaun Gooch

0191 377 1789

9am-11am

Tuesday 23 October

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 24 October

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 25 October

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 29 October

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 29 October

Eat Wise & Socialise

Come for  free friendly support, weigh in and healthy lifestyle advice. Everyone who completes the session each week receives one free entry to a gym session or exercise class for that week. Tea, coffee and a chat before each session.

Active Life @Coxhoe

Linden Grove, Coxhoe, DH6 4DW.

Shaun Gooch

0191 377 1789

9am-11am

Tuesday 30 October

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 31 October

November 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 01 November

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 05 November

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 05 November

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 07 November

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 08 November

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 12 November

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 12 November

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 14 November

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 15 November

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 19 November

Events in South West Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2018

Eat Wise & Exercise

Want to lose weight healthily, and keep it off?

Come along and find out how we can help you

  • improving fitness
  • FREE Service
  • Weekly Weigh in
  • Learn about Food and Nutrition
  • Opportunity for free activity sessions

Plus free support from the wellbeing for life team

Starting Thursday 13th September

 

Dean Bank Literary Institute, Ferryhill, DL17 8PP.

Wellbeing for Life- James Robinson 07525815124

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11:15-12:15

Thursday 18 October

November 2018

Healthy Lifestyle appointments at your GP Surgery

If you are registered with Pease Way Medical Centre and would like support around

  • healthy eating
  • weight management
  • reducing your risk of developing diabetes

you can contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss the support we are able to offer.

 

(This group is for patients of Pease Way Medical Centre and by appointment only. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact the lead staff member or Wellbeing for Life admin on 01325 321 234)

Pease Way Medical Centre, 2 Pease Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 5NH

Wellbeing for Life- Kathryn Harbin 0782 688 4684

Every Thursday from 6th September with appointments between 15:30 and18:30

From 15:30

Thursday 08 November

Events in North Durham

Event Event Venue Event Team Further information Time Date
October 2018

BRIDGING THE GAP

Healthy Lifestyle group

Bridging the gap between Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 and Phase 4.

Advice and support on healthy eating, physical activity and improving your lifestyle.

Referral via Cardiac Rehab

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

The Venue, Stanley Day Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley DH9 6LU

David Blythe

07919 625 747

0800 8766 887

Every Thursday for 8 weeks starting 4th October

11:30 - 12:30

Thursday 18 October

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 18 October

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 18 October

Eat Wise & Socialise

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.

Burnhope Community Centre

Caroline Seymour & Diane Taylor

07826 884 699

07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

13:30 - 15:00

Wednesday 24 October

Eat Wise & Socialise

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.

Cornerstones Community Centre

15 N Burns,

Chester le Street

DH3 3TF

Jennie Cammidge

07827 982 462

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 10th October

10:00 - 11:30

Wednesday 24 October

BRIDGING THE GAP

Healthy Lifestyle group

Bridging the gap between Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 and Phase 4.

Advice and support on healthy eating, physical activity and improving your lifestyle.

Referral via Cardiac Rehab.

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

The Venue, Stanley Day Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley DH9 6LU

David Blythe

07919 625 747

0800 8766 887

Every Thursday for 8 weeks starting 4th October

11:30 - 12:30

Thursday 25 October

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 25 October

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 25 October

Eat Wise & Socialise

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.

Cornerstones Community Centre

15 N Burns,

Chester le Street

DH3 3TF

Jennie Cammidge

07827 982 462

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 10th October

10:00 - 11:30

Wednesday 31 October

Eat Wise & Socialise

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.

Burnhope Community Centre

Caroline Seymour & Diane Taylor

07826 884 699

07789 486 736

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

13:30 - 15:00

Wednesday 31 October

November 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

DH8 7BH

Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07825196656

Every Thursday

For more information contact 07825196656

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Thursday 01 November

BRIDGING THE GAP

Healthy Lifestyle group

Bridging the gap between Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 and Phase 4.

Advice and support on healthy eating, physical activity and improving your lifestyle.

Referral via Cardiac Rehab

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

The Venue, Stanley Day Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley DH9 6LU

David Blythe

07919 625 747

0800 8766 887

Every Thursday for 8 weeks starting 4th October

11:30 - 12:30

Thursday 01 November

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 01 November

Better health at work – Healthy Lifestyle

Wellbeing for Life will be there to benefit you and those around you

The course will include:

Health checks

Healthy eating, balanced diet & eating mindfully

Make and eat a healthy lunch

Stress busting, relaxation & mindfulness

Benefits of activity & fun physical activity session

(Closed group)

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Gordon Brown Solicitors

Chester le Street

Michelle Phillips, Julie Stobbart, Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07826 884 695

07717 320 074

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

6 session course

Tuesday 06 November

Eat Wise & Socialise

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.

Cornerstones Community Centre

15 N Burns,

Chester le Street

DH3 3TF

Jennie Cammidge

07827 982 462

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 10th October

10:00 - 11:30

Wednesday 07 November

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 08 November

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 08 November

BRIDGING THE GAP

Healthy Lifestyle group

Bridging the gap between Cardiac Rehab Phase 3 and Phase 4.

Advice and support on healthy eating, physical activity and improving your lifestyle.

Referral via Cardiac Rehab

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

The Venue, Stanley Day Centre, Wear Rd, Stanley DH9 6LU

David Blythe

07919 625 747

0800 8766 887

Every Thursday for 8 weeks starting 4th October

11:30 - 12:30

Thursday 08 November

Better health at work – Healthy Lifestyle

Wellbeing for Life will be there to benefit you and those around you

The course will include:

Health checks

Healthy eating, balanced diet & eating mindfully

Make and eat a healthy lunch

Stress busting, relaxation & mindfulness

Benefits of activity & fun physical activity session

(Closed group)

(This group is now full. However if this is something that you would be interested in please contact us on 0800 8766 887)

Gordon Brown Solicitors

Michelle Phillips, Julie Stobbart, Wendy Scofield Marlowe

07826 884 695

07717 320 074

07825 196 656

0800 8766 887

6 session course

Wednesday 14 November

Eat Wise & Socialise

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.

Cornerstones Community Centre

15 N Burns,

Chester le Street

DH3 3TF

Jennie Cammidge

07827 982 462

0800 8766 887

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 10th October

10:00 - 11:30

Wednesday 14 November