Diet, nutrition and weight loss

A healthy, balanced diet is an important step towards good health and is essential for a full and active life. It reduces the risk of getting a large number of diseases. Being over- or underweight can have serious consequences and put strain on your body's other systems. Good nutrition also improves mood and general well-being.

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With so many different types of foods in our globalised world it's difficult to know what's good and what's bad. The key is a little basic knowledge, and having a balanced diet.

Getting the facts

The NHS Choices website has a wealth of ideas for balancing your diet, and finding out about healthy eating. 

The BBC website provides a useful general overview of good nutrition information.

The British Nutrition Foundation offers clear, evidence-based information on nutrition for health, based on the science of nutrition.

The British Dietetic Association Food Facts website contains invaluable information about the effects of food on health and behaviour.

Local sources of help and support

Kensington and Chelsea Health Trainer Service. Health Trainers are members of the local community who have been trained to encourage local people to lead healthier lifestyles. Find out more here.

The local NHS body Kensington and Chelsea Nutrition and Dietetic Service, based in W11, works with individuals, groups, communities and health professionals throughout the borough to support people to make practical and healthy lifestyle and food choices. Find out more about how they can help you.

Age Concern RBKC Wayfinder logo Age Concern's Wayfinder Service also has many useful links to organisations that can help with diet and nutrition.

Losing weight

If you would like support to lose weight from a highly skilled team of dietitians, nutritionists and physical activity specialists there are plenty of local options available to you. There are also plenty of organisations and websites to help, and we have some tips for you as well! Click here to find out more


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