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Courgetti fritters with tomato salsa

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

Nutritious food and hydration are an essential component of physical and mental well-being. We can always make simple changes to improve our own and our families’ nutrition and hydration. What is good nutrition? ‘Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet […]

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Helping people manage their joint pain: A new service launches in Merton – March 2018

Joint Pain Advisor (JPA) is a new model of care for people with aged 45 + with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, or those with chronic knee, hip or back pain for more than 3 months. Developed by the Health Innovation Network AHSN South London and championed by Dr Mohan Sekeram Merton GP, the approach […]

Smokefree veins advert

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The unseen dangers of smoking

Most people are aware that smoking is detrimental to health, but many people are unaware of the unseen damage that smoking does. Public Health England (PHE) recently ran its Smokefree Health Harms campaign designed to encourage the nation’s 7 million smokers to make a quit attempt. The TV advert illustrates how poisons from tar in […]

Change4Life Food Scanner app

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Change4Life Food Scanner app

There is now a NEW and improved version of the Be Food Smart app which is called the Change4Life Food Scanner app which is downloadable from the iTunes store and Google Play. For those people that never used the Be Food Smart app it works by scanning bar codes of food and drink. Once an […]

Get Active Wandle Valley

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Get Active Wandle Valley!

One You Merton Digital Marketing Officer Mike Carveth recently went to interview Anna Desogus who is the Project Co-ordinator of Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust.  The interview took place in Morden Hall Park, where the Trust’s office is based: Mike: Hi Anna, it’s great to meet you, especially in the beautiful surroundings of Morden Hall Park. […]

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Overcoming the winter blues

Today is known as Blue Monday and you may well be feeling the January blues – bank balance low, feeling enlarged, the festive season feeling like it was a long time ago and Easter feeling like it’s a long way away. Take a rain check and look on the positive side that you had a […]

Ready for a new You?

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New Year, New You!

The New Year is the perfect time to plan for a new YOU! One You Merton is here to support you to eat more healthily, be more active, drink less alcohol and stop smoking. We can help you to implement lifestyle changes to help you avoid future diseases caused by eating and drinking too much, […]

One You Merton Drink Checker

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Top Tips to Drink Less this festive season and in the New Year

It is of course an understatement to say Christmas is a boozy time of year. If, however, you’d like to drink less than you might usually in December, and even into 2018, we have a few top tips: 1.       Set yourself Goals First of all, set yourself some goals for the holiday season or beyond, […]

Christmas biscuits

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Christmas is coming! – How to enjoy it without over indulging

Christmas comes but once a year and it’s during this time of the year that we like to be merry, indulge a little, enjoy a big family get together and of course eat pretty much all day. So how can we get the balance right without having that feeling that we have over indulged? Well it […]

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How to eat well on a budget

The price of food is rising as a result of supply and demand and healthy foods can pay a price. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be expensive and we need this food group to provide us with vitamins and minerals. Families may not be able to afford to eat healthy on a budget especially if […]