Be Food Smart

Who can help me eat a healthier diet/lose weight?

Find local services that can help you make meaningful changes to your diet and your waistline.

1. Just Live Well

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Just Live Well is a 12 month programme that aims to help Croydon residents to improve their health. Clients can be supported to quit smoking, lose weight, become more physically active, eat more healthily, cut down on alcohol or improve mental wellbeing. This is offered by a team of trained advisors based around Croydon who use motivational interviewing and goal-setting to help you make meaningful changes to your life.

For more information on the Just Live Well service click here or to find out if you are eligible please complete the JustBe Health MOT 

   

2. Become SUGAR SMART

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Working in partnership with the Jamie Oliver Foundation and Sustain, Croydon has joined the nationwide movement to become a SUGAR SMART borough. SUGAR SMART UK is an exciting new campaign to increase awareness of levels of sugar in the diet and its health implications, and to reduce sugar consumption across all age groups and communities. You can learn more about how to reduce your own sugar intake and sign up to the campaign at www.croydon.gov.uk/sugarsmart. For more information, contact sugarsmart@croydon.gov.uk 

3. Child weight-management service

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Delivering a fun healthy weight programme for Croydon children aged 4-16 who are above a healthy weight.  Younger children can attend with their families. The programme is made up of 10 weekly sessions with key nutrition and lifestyle messages delivered in interactive sessions, giving tips and ideas to use at home.

This programme is delivered by Palace For Life Foundation in partnership with Foodtalk and Phunky Foods.


To sign your child up to a programme or for more information, call 020 8768 6047, 07702 550881 or email bethanytowle@palaceforlife.org. Click here for information online.

 

4. Good Food Matters in your Community Food Learning Centre

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Located in the heart of New Addington & Fieldway, Good Food Matters are a haven for the local community to learn a range of new skills. A founding partner of Croydon's Natural Health Service, they offer a range of Green Prescriptions that can include a mix of:

-courses in nutrition, cookery and horticulture.

-volunteering opportunities in our wonderful garden and teaching kitchen

-holiday sessions for families with a focus on fun filled cooking and outdoor activities

-pick, cook and eat social sessions for local elders.

They also work with other organisations to provide support such as food growing, bespoke cookery and nutrition classes and hire out thier wonderful centre.

To make an enquiry or a referral:-

Email enquiries@goodfoodmatters.org.uk or call on 01689 847605

5. The New Addington and Fieldway Food Stop

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In partnership with the Family Centre in Fieldway, New Addington, Croydon Council have launched Food Stop, a way of helping residents to reduce their weekly spend on food shopping, at a time when finances are extremely tight.

Located within The Family Centre, and alongside the Community Connect services such as job club, health, well-being and benefits advice, the Food Stop shop offers local people the opportunity to reduce their food shopping bill by paying £3.50 a week for around £15-£20 worth of grocery shopping, helping residents save an average of £500-£700 per year.

If you would like to take advantage of this fantastic offering, please come along to the Family Centre bringing proof of address (membership currently only available to residents from New Addington and Fieldway)  to sign up to become a member.

For just £3.50 a week members will get:

-10 food items once a week, which can be selected from a wide range of products

-Support, tips and advice on healthy eating on a budget

-Opportunities to learn about healthy food

-Health/wellbeing offers i.e. free exercise class referrals

​For more information please see https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/the-new-addington-and-fieldway-food-stop