Extensive research has shown that a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of many different health problems both now and later on in life. Evidence shows that illnesses relating to a poor diet include:
- complications in pregnancy
- type II diabetes
- some cancers
- heart disease and stroke
- mental health issues including dementia, depression, stress and anxiety
- vascular disease
Affordable healthy eating in Warwickshire
|Rugby||Diana Mansell 01788 553900||New Life Church, 1 Temple Buildings, Railway Terrace Christchurch Brownsover in Bowfell||Monday and Friday 10:30 – 12:30 Friday 14:30 – 16:15|
|Stratford on Avon||Alex Homes 01789 266316||Parish Centre, Old Town, Stratford United Reform Church, Rother Street||Monday 12:00 – 14:00 Friday 12:00 – 14:00|
|Kenilworth||Yvonne Wheeler and Ken Pollard 07532 064801||Jubilee House, Kenilworth||Tuesdays and Fridays 12:00 – 14:00|
|Bedworth & Keresley||Diane Randle 02476 317459||Baptist Church, Bedworth Keresley Community ChurchLife Church Bedworth||Tuesday 09:30 – 12:30pm
Friday 09:30 – 12:30 Wednesday 12:00 – 14:30
|Nuneaton||Carole Sparkes 02476 382577||Manor Court Baptist Church Holy Trinity, AttleboroughSt. Paul’s, Stockingford||Monday & Thursday am Wednesday & Friday pm
Tuesday & Friday am
Adults – weight management support services in Warwickshire
Weight Busters (Nuneaton and Bedworth)
Weight Busters is run in a very similar way to a commercial slimming class but promotes healthy lifestyle and not faddy diets. They link in with other health organisations and partners.
Brunswick Healthy Living Network (Leamington Spa)
Brunswick Healthy Living Centre is a registered Charity which has its core ethos and reason for existing to provide services connected to health and wellbeing. It has an holistic approach with core themes of: Physical, mental and economic health; healthy eating; information & advice; and supported living.
Remember, being a healthy weight does not necessarily equal being fit and healthy, so keeping active (link to keeping active page) is also important.
Overweight in Childhood
If you have a child who is primary school age and is overweight, you and your child/children may be able to access support in your local area. One child needs to be overweight to access the service. A parent/carer must attend and siblings are welcome too.
As well as talking to your health professional (pharmacist, GP, consultant, school nurse, health visitor, practice nurse, dentist and midwife etc.), you can directly contact the following people in your local area for support.
Overweight in Pregnancy
Having a healthy diet and getting moderate exercise are advised in pregnancy, and it’s important not to gain too much weight. You can keep to a healthy weight by eating a healthy diet and getting exercise.