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NHS England

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

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What is Nutrition?

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

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.

Campaigns

Healthy Eating Week: 11-15 June

Get ready for Healthy Eating Week 2019.

National Obesity Awareness Week: 14-20 January

Taking place on 14th - 20th January, we'd love for you to get involved and spread obesity awareness.

Nutrition and Hydration Week: 11-14 March

Find out what this year's key topic is in Nutrition and Hydration Week.

Sugar Awareness Week

Action on Sugar are pleased to announce that this year’s Sugar Awareness Week will run from the 12th-18th November, 2018.

World Diabetes Day: 14 November

Raising the impact of diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of the condition.

World Health Day: 7 April

WHO use the anniversary of their founding day not only as an opportunity to celebrate the organization and its work but also as an opportunity to highlight a current global health priority.

Local Programmes

National Programmes

One You

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. The good news is we can fight back. One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you.