Managing your weightweight management

Being the right weight for you height will help you stay healthy. Although many people put on weight as they get older, this can be avoided by building more activity into your daily routine and by eating a healthy diet. 

Speak to your GP or local health professional for information and support.

CookingHealthy Cooking

Knowing how to cook is a fundamental skill that enables you to cook tasty, affordable and healthy meals from scratch.

  • The NHS recipe pages provide lots of recipes and advice to eat well
  • Check out the Cardiologist’s Kitchen for tasty, heart – healthy recipes
  • Keep it Simple Cookery is a Big Barn initiative to help people find recipes using seasonal, cheaper ingredients. You can browse the videos or upload your own and become the next famous TV chef!

Healthy weight management and cookery for children and families

A range of local weight management cookery programmes are available for families and young people.

Virgin Care Services Limited will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Sirona Care & Health from 1 April 2017. The services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before. If you have questions, please speak to the team from the service you work with – or you can contact Virgin Care’s Customer Services Team on 0300 303 9509, or by email: See

Find Local Food

A directory of local producers and local food retailers can be found on the BigBarn website.

Using the BigBarn website you can search for local retailers and also buy local food online!

Find out what foods are in season at

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