Celebrate healthy eating week

16 June 2021
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In Waltham Forest:

  • 58.6% of adults in are estimated to be overweight or obese
  • 40% of pupils aged 10-11 years are either overweight or obese (according to recent National Child Measurement Programme results)

Being overweight or obese can damage your health and lead to illnesses such as cardiovascular (heart) disease, diabetes, and some cancers. By reducing your weight by 5 to 10 % you could significantly decrease your risk of conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes.

The best way to maintain healthy weight is to

If you need support there are several free services in Waltham Forest that can help you maintain a healthy weight.

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We’re asking residents, businesses, and organisations to get involved.

Together, we can raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and cutting down sugar in our diet.

  • If you’re a business, you can sign up to the Healthier Catering Commitment Award.
  • If you’re a resident, take a look at some of the links below to see how you can help yourself to get healthier
  • If you are an organisation spread the word around healthy eating and lifestyle

We have support in the borough to help you and your family keep active and eat healthy:

Healthy Eating Resources

Children and Families

If your child is an unhealthy weight, there is lots you can do to help them become a healthy weight as they grow

Each Waltham Forest Children and families’ centres hub through the HENRY's Best Start Service have trained nutritionists and champions, who offer group, drop ins and one on one sessions to families with children five years and under. Call 0208 496 5223 to get support.

Physical activity such as walking, jogging, exercise and sports not only great for our physical health and helps us maintain a healthy weight, but is known to be one of the best ways to make you look and feel good.