Eat Well

A balanced  diet is a key part of a healthy lifestyle.  Our Eat Well page has details of what we can all do to make sure we have a healthy, balanced diet.

NHS healthy eating service for Merton

This page has lots of information on things you can do to improve your diet and be aware of how much sugar, salt and saturated fat is in your diet.  If you would like to talk to someone about setting goals to eat better contact our health advisors on

020 8973 3545
The Eatwell Guide

How can we find out what foods we should be eating and in what quantities?  This is where the Eatwell guide comes in.  The Eatwell Guide is the cornerstone of NHS healthy eating guidelines and breaks down all the different food groups and looks at how much we should eating of each to make sure we have a balanced diet.

The Eatwell Guide
Do you know what's in your food?

There is often hidden amounts of sugar, salt and saturated fat in our food.  Below we look at why it’s important to be aware how much of each of these is in our food.

NHS Food Scanner app

We all know that we need to cut back on sugar, salt and saturated fat, but how can we easily know how much of these are in our food?

This NHS healthy eating app show you exactly how much sugar, salt and saturated fat is in your food just by scanning the barcodes of your favourite products!

Good nutrition and weight loss support

Find out about easy to make simple recipes the whole family will enjoy and get some top tips on eating well!

Weight loss plan app

The NHS Weight Loss Plan app is a 12 week programme designed to help you eat better, be more active, plan your meals, set goals and record your progress.  Losing weight can be difficult so it’s important to not be too hard on yourself and work through the programme bit by bit.

Be Active!

As well as having a good diet it’s important to be active for our health and wellbeing.   We have lots of helpful advice and ideas for activities to help you to be more active.

Check out our Be Active page
A healthy weight

Find out why it’s so important to be a healthy weight and what your diabetes risk score is.  If you are currently struggling with an eating disorder or know someone who is then there is a helpline you can call for support.

Mind Plan tool

We all need to look after our own mental wellbeing, especially with effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on everyone.  The Mind Plan tool gives you your own personalised plan with simple steps to help your mental wellbeing.