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Freezing food

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Tips on freezing food

Freezing foods are a great way to minimise space in the fridge, used as an emergency, saves you time, is a great way to store food, retains nutrients and also preserves food. Don’t freeze old food because you don’t want to throw it away the aim of freezing is to keep food to its freshest. […]

Fruit and Vegetables

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Dispelling myths around Immune boosting foods

Coronavirus has caused people to seek miracle cures to boost our immune system. People are wanting to protect themselves and are searching for answers especially on how to prevent Covid-19 through diet and fluids. There is lots of misleading information on nutrition at present through media channels; some being drinking celery juice, turmeric shots, mushroom […]

Healthy porridge

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Advice on coping during the COVID-19 crisis

This is a difficult time for everyone and for some it may be stressful and panic for the foreseeable future. With kids off school, unemployment, everything closed; everything has come to a halt.  However, we must follow government guidelines for self-isolating if you have symptoms and social distancing to minimise the spread of COVID-19. Here […]

Christmas Fish Roast

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Christmas Fish Roast

With Christmas round the corner a simple colourful meal using fish as an alternative to meat with plenty of vegetables to get lots of fibre and variety into your diet. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 bag of carrots 1 bag of baby potatoes 1 bag of Brussel sprouts 1 pack of ready cut leeks 4 […]

Christmas vegetarian roast

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Christmas vegetarian roast

With Christmas around the corner here is a simple vegetarian main course using puff pastry and plenty of vegetables adding variety to your diet. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 pack of ready roll puff pastry 1 bag of spinach 1 pack of pre-cut cubed butternut squash or sweet potatoes 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp chilli […]

Dry January

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Dry January 2020

Dry January is back for 2020! Dry January – the challenge from charity Alcohol Change UK to abstain from alcohol for the month of January returns in 2020! Millions of people will be giving up alcohol up and down the country to help them take a break from the booze after the festive season. Why […]

Every Mind Matters

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Every Mind Matters

We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health. The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them […]

Know Your Numbers 2019

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Know Your Numbers Week 2019

We are quickly approaching September and this year’s Know Your Numbers campaign will soon be upon us.  Know Your Numbers! Week is the biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event in the UK. This year’s campaign is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life and Know Your Numbers Week […]

Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Ups

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Get your kids active with change4life!

A new survey from Change4Life and Disney UK has found that less than half of parents are aware that physical activity can build children’s self-confidence (49%), reduce anxiety (47%) and improve their self-esteem (46%). Just 16% (1 in 6) think that physical activity can help children develop attributes which make it easier to cope with […]

Joint working with Merton Uplift

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Collaboration sessions with Merton Uplift

One You Merton recently held it’s first collaboration session with Merton Uplift – a free integrated Primary Care Mental Health service accessible to anyone living in the borough of Merton or registered with a Merton GP who is aged 18 years or over. The idea of doing joint sessions with Merton Uplift is to cater to the […]