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Let’s talk about weight survey
Do you fancy being in with a chance of winning an M&S voucher worth £100? If so and you’ve got a child aged 5-16 – it’ll only take 5 mins!

Supermarket Health Checker – NHS Choices Health Checker tool

Use the NHS Choices Health Checker tool on mysupermarket.co.uk to cut the sat fat, salt and sugar in your weekly shop. The health checker keeps track of your trolley and suggests healthy swaps based on your favourite items.

How Are The Kids?

Before you start making changes, it helps to know what you and your family are doing right and what you need to fix. That’s what ‘How Are The Kids?’ is for. Take 5 minutes to answer a few questions, and they’ll send you your very own free personalised action plan.


Modern life has made things much more comfortable for us – so comfortable, in fact, that most of us spend too long sitting down doing nothing much at all! Change 4 Life is a £75m initiative from the Department of Health that aims to encourage people to eat well, move more and live longer. For fun tips and resources go to http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life

NHS LifeCheck

NHS LifeCheck is a free online service to help you and your family improve your health. Just answer a few questions and LifeCheck will give you results tailored to your age, gender and lifestyle. From weight to smoking, stress to exercise, it will help you find out how you’re doing.

Healthy Start

Helping you to give your kids the best start in life, this website offers advice on to families receiving certain benefits on how they can get free milk, fruit, vegetables and vitamins.

Weight Wise for Teens

Teen Weightwise offers advice and resources on diet, nutrition and healthy eating. Published by the British Dietetic Association.

NHS Choices – Live Well

Hundreds of articles on dozens of topics, full of tips and information on keeping yourself and your family healthy.

Diabetes UK website

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition. Their mission is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes.


For all you need to know about cycling in England, from cycling to school or work, to help with planning your route, go to www.bikeforall.net

If you don’t have a bike but would like to go for a ride, you can hire bikes from a number of places around the country. Check out our list of bike hire venues (XLS, 25KB)

If you’d like to get out on your bike, but feel a little rusty, you can enrol in cycling proficiency training to help you feel more confident on the road. Find ‘bikeability’ classes near you.

Muckin4Life – get out and about with conservation volunteering

From bird watching to bat spying, and from wildlife gardening to bracken bashing, there is something for all ages to enjoy. You’ll learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy lots of fun together.

Whether you live in a city or in the countryside, Muckin4Life will keep you all healthy and active. But you’ll enjoy yourselves so much you won’t even notice the benefits.

When the kids are at home finding stuff to do is never easy, or cheap. With Muckin4Life you’ll be helping organisations look after the natural environment so they won’t charge you a penny. In fact they will love having you around.


SmallSteps4Life is an interactive website designed to inspire and support primary and secondary school pupils to take their own small steps to improve their health and well-being, by setting themselves lifestyle challenges.

SmallSteps4Life is based around the three themes of healthy eating, getting active and feeling good.