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Wirral doctor pens a different kind of healthy cookbook

A charity recipe book written by a psychiatrist is hoping to help maintain mental health through food.

Dr Maureen Wilkinson, who works at (more…)

Obesity-related health issues on the rise in North-East

Recent data, produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), has revealed that the highest rate of hospital admissions for those suffering as a result of obesity was found the North-East.

The rate of primary admission was (more…)

East London councils forced to spend to tackle food poverty

An investigation by the BBC’s Panorama programme has found that many local councils are having to subsidise food banks in order to tackle food poverty. This includes two councils in East London covering the constituency of (more…)

Liverpool hosts diabetes experts for giant conference

At the start of this month, about 3,000 clinical experts from throughout the world descended on Liverpool to discuss diabetes and research projects relating to the condition. It was one of the nation’s biggest healthcare meetings and (more…)

Healthy food campaign criticised for offering unhealthy value vouchers

Over 100,000 people have signed up for Change4Life’s Smart Swap campaign that revolves around swapping unhealthy food for healthier alternatives.

However, it has been receiving criticism (more…)

Increase in food bank visits raise concern about children’s eating habits

According to a new report, the number of people seeking help from food banks in London has quadrupled in the past couple of years.

This is particularly concerning, as it implies that a great many more families are only just about managing (more…)

Healthy eating sessions to run in Oakham and Uppingham

A group of sessions on healthy eating have been planned in Oakham and Uppingham this week as part of Family Health Week. Topics will include dental health and nutrition amongst.

The scheme is being run by (more…)

Campaign to call for pre-watershed ban on junk food adverts

The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC), in combination with the British Heart Foundation, is to call for unhealthy food advertisement to be held back until after the 9:00 pm watershed.

There is currently legislation in place to prevent ads for (more…)

West Midlands schools to encourage children to eat more fruit and veg

Coventry City Council is bringing back its ‘Food Dudes’ healthy eating programme, after a Coventry Telegraph report revealed that childhood obesity in the city is above the national average.

It was found that (more…)

Teesside supported housing scheme launches healthy eating programme

Residents of a supported housing scheme are to launch a healthy eating programme following a donation from a local Asda supermarket.

St James House in Cleveland provides accommodation for (more…)

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