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Nutritional Advice & Guidance

For inspiration and advice here are some resources from national schemes and local partners


Midcounties Co Op food Hamper Recipes

As part of HAF Summer 2022, have a go at these recipes from Midcounties Co-Op. You can cook along with your HAF food hamper ingredients, or save and watch later for meal inspiration.


Take a look at the video playlist here.


NHS Food Scanner App 

With a speedy scan of your family's favourite foods, you can find healthier swaps for next time you shop.



Make a change today with Change4Life! Discover sugar swaps, healthy recipes, nutritional advice, and top tips and activities to help your kids stay healthy.

The Eatwell Guide 


The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

5 a day- What counts?

Healthy breaks for schools

If you are unsure what to put in your child's lunchbox, the following guidelines will help you make the right healthy choices. Click here to view the full article or visit for healthy eating advice for all the family.


Healthy snacks

Half the sugar children are having comes from snacks and sugary drinks. Too much sugar can lead to harmful fat building up inside and serious health problems, including painful tooth decay.

Fruit and vegetables are always the best choice, but if you're shopping for packaged snacks for your children, use this helpful tip: look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!

Click to view the article: Snack smart, from 'change 4 life'. 

Healthy Start vouchers

Healthy Start is a Government funded scheme that provides £3.10 worth of vouchers every week to eligible families which they can use to obtain free milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses and instant formula milk.   Find out more about the scheme at:

A family is eligible if they’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and they receive certain benefits. Women who are under 18 and pregnant also qualify for the scheme even if they don’t receive benefits.

What is Facts4Life?

Facts4Life is a new way of thinking about our health which challenges commonly held beliefs about illness and builds resilience. We do this by exploring three key ideas:

  • Riding the Ups and Downs – sometimes we feel well, sometimes not. That’s normal.
  • Keeping Balanced – we often don’t recognise that most of the time, most of us get better from most illnesses without medical help
  • Smoothing the Path – we can learn to take greater responsibility for our health and respond positively to life’s challenges 

    You can read the book they have written "This is Fin and Bear"

Healthy Recipes by Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

Five tips for helping your kids to eat healthily all year round


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