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Nutrition

It is important for sport, physical activity and your general health to ensure that you get a good balance of nutrients.

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Weight Management

An Overview of Nutrition

The amount and type of food you eat has a major influence on your health. If you eat a well-balanced diet, it can reduce your risk of various diseases as well as help you to maintain a healthy weight. Key nutrients in your diet should include the following:

  • Carbohydrates provide you with energy.
  • Proteins are another source of energy and essential for the growth and repair of all tissues in your body.
  • Fats are a very concentrated source of energy and also have a number of other roles, including helping to transport essential vitamins around your body.
  • Vitamins and minerals are important to keep your body healthy and functioning.

Using the interactive tools available via Related Links, you can find more information around healthy and balanced diets, tips on how to get your 5 a day and some great recipes to try at home.

Find Nutrition Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Better Health

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Make Inside Feel Better.

One You

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

Being healthier is not just about doing the right thing – it's about making changes to fit your lifestyle and make you feel good.

Sugar Awareness Week

Mon, 10 May 2021

Sugar Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of the damaging effect of having too much sugar in our diet.

We Are Undefeatable

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you.

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33
Row2Grow

Row2Grow

Facilitating children at school with elite Indoor Rowing equipment. Stimulating interest in Indoor, River and Ocean Rowing.

Also introduction to rowing for adults.

Huddersfield Community Trust

Huddersfield Community Trust

Using the influence of professional sport, we have the ability to engage people, improve community cohesion, improve fitness and well-being and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people of Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.