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. 

The Slimming on Referral scheme provides free vouchers to Weightwatchers or Slimming World for people over 18 years old who meet the scheme criteria.

Speak to your GP or local health professional or contact the Healthy Lifestyle Service for more information.

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 including:

  • Let’s get healthy with Henry – a parenting programme for families with children under 5 years
  • SHINE – a weight management programme for young people (aged 10 – 17) and their families
  • Cook It – a free 6 week cooking skills course for parents and carers, with crèche facilities provided

For more information on the above contact the Sirona Healthy Lifestyle Service.  

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

Help us improve this content

Please use this form to report issues with the content of this page. If you wish to contact somebody about the service provided, please use the contact details found in the 'Contact Us' section of this page.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Data protection notice

Data protection notice

The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

The Council’s Information Compliance Office can be contacted on (01225) 477000 or via email at

Your rating: 

No votes yet
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.