In Greater Manchester, the food that we eat now (at home and out) is very different from when our grandparents were growing up. It’s great to see cultural diversity – fusion of recipes, and a greater range of fruit and vegetables in our shops. But now we live in a world where ready meals, high sugar and highly processed foods are cheap and easily available and often a practical solution when pushed for time. We know that healthy options are not always the easy options, and it’s not fair for our children that it is often easier and cheaper to buy a packet of sweets than a banana. Find out how you can make small changes and eat more healthily.


Sugar swaps

There are 56 different names for sugar! It’s hidden everywhere in what we eat and drink. Swapping a sugary pop to water or milk is a great way to cut down on sugar, giving you a shining smile as well as keeping you in shape. Are you ready to take the challenge and Give Up Loving Pop (GULP)?

Eating healthily

Food is part of everyone’s daily life. It’s the fuel that gives us the energy to do what we love. Small changes in what we eat can make a big difference to how we feel. Whether you are eating at home or out, alone or with family or friends – get some ideas about how you can eat more healthily


Eating too little and being underweight can affect both your physical and mental health. Don’t put yourself at risk. Learn how to avoid and overcome eating disorders.

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Veg Advertising

We are what we eat! Deciding what to eat and drink has a big impact on our overall health and the way we feel/ The right food, the right portion sizes and the right balance makes a big difference.

Our kids are bombarded with advertising all day, but only 1.2% of the food and drink advertising on TV is for veg. No wonder so few are eating enough! Veg Power have lots of great resources on their website to inspire kids, support parents and encourage everyone to enjoy more veg.

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Pick your veg and find a recipe

Learn more about great online tools to help you get healthier

Check out the Food scanner app and the online sugar calculator to make choices easier when you shop.

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Top 5 tips for cutting down your sugar

The easiest way to cut down on sugar is to swap sugary drinks, including fruit juices and smoothies, to water, lower-fat milks, sugar-free and no-added sugar drinks. Remember low-fat meals can still contain lots of sugar – check the labels.

Find out about the effects of being underweight

If you are underweight, it’s likely that your body is not getting all the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals it needs to function effectively and fight infections. It can affect your health both now and long-term, in several different ways.

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Find out more about food and drink and what changes you can make