What is Change4Life?
These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
Change4Life for your kids
Nine out of 10 of our kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Change4Life for you
By the time we reach middle age, the majority of us could do with losing at least a bit of weight. Being overweight isn’t just about the way we look. It can lead to more aches and pains, problems sleeping and people report a loss of energy and confidence. It also increases our chances of getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Middle age comes to everyone – ‘middle aged spread’ doesn’t have to.
You’ve taken the first step towards getting yourself or your kids eating well, moving more and living longer just by being here - so welcome to Change4Life!
Healthier lunchboxes and picnics
Pick a healthier packed lunch or picnic! We've got loads of tasty and easy to prepare ideas that everyone can enjoy - and they're great value too.
Packed lunches or school dinners?
These days, school dinners are much healthier than previous years. But if you want to make a packed lunch, we’ve got some great ideas for you. Just choose a week from the list below, and in no time you'll have delicious lunchbox ideas for all the family.
Take the lunchbox list with you when you shop - it will help you avoid reaching for tempting, less healthy foods, and it could save you time and money too!
Open our booklet below for lunchbox ideas or visit the Change4Life website: www.nhs.uk/change4life
See how we use our Sport Premium Grant to develop PE, competitive games and a healthy lifestyle on the next pages.