Nutritional information, recipes, tips and ideas to help inspire you at home.
British Nutrition Foundation
Reliable news and healthy lifestyle tips to help families.
Bite Back 2030
Bite Back 2030 is here for young people who want to know the truth about how the food system is designed; how we can redesign it to put young people’s health first.
For proactive young people who want to learn more visit their website.
NHS Change 4 Life
Change4Life aims to ensure parents and young people (who want to learn) have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families.
Modern life can mean we are a lot busier, less active, and more reliant on convenience and fast food than we used to be.
But that's where Change4Life comes in, helping families with fun ideas to help kids stay healthy, whether with easy recipes for busy weeknights, great sugar swaps, Disney-inspired games to get kids moving or help in understanding food labels.
Healthy Start NHS
If you’re pregnant or have children under the age of 4 you can get free vouchers or payments every 4 weeks to spend on:
- cow’s milk
- fresh, frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables
- infant formula milk
- fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
You can also get free Healthy Start vitamins.
Healthy Eating For Teens
As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes – changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet. Find out more about how to eat well.
Henry provides a wide range of support for families from pregnancy to age 12 including workshops, programmes, resources and online help.
Healthy Food Competition
All throughout April & May 2021 Youthwatch Darlington will continue to raise awareness encouraging us thinking about 'Healthy Eating & Exercise'.
They will be sharing information across social media with young people in an effort to make a difference.
To launch this project they have created a 'Healthy Food' competition.
Get creative with Youthwatch Darlington and share your healthy meal or recipes with us to be in with a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher!
As the warmer months begin and restrictions ease it’s a great time to think about healthier ways to enjoy our food!
Family households in Darlington with children aged 4 to 16 years of age are invited to send us a photo or video of a healthy meal, snack or recipe you have created that you love to eat at home!
Activities, tips and ideas for getting active indoors (at home) or outdoors.
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is all about celebrating women getting active, no matter how they like to do it. Partnering with Disney and real families across England, they have captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. You can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. At the end of the day, it’s about breaking a sweat while having a bit of fun.
Disney themed workouts offer a fun way to exercise whilst at home and you can find lots of inspiration on YouTube.
Harry Potter Yoga
For those small wizards and witches at home - these 'Harry Potter' inspired yoga workouts might be perfect for your Hogwarts enthusiasts.
The Body Coach (aka Joe Wicks)
Joe Wicks has been a much loved part of many family homes during this last year. You can still get active with the Body Coach videos any time.
Get Kids Moving
Why not try out 'Avenger' themed workouts - perfect for superhero fans.
Couch to 5k
Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50-something mum get off the couch and start running, too. The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.
NHS - Tips for under 18 year olds
How much physical activity should children and young people aged 5 to 18 do to keep healthy?
Change 4 Life
Indoors and outdoor activity tips for children & families. Including downloadable apps and other resources.
Let's Go Tees Valley
Local walking routes, maps and ideas for any families who love to spend time outdoors.