Help to get to a healthy weight
Find out if you’re a healthy weight, how to have a healthy diet and be more active.
Check if you’re a healthy weight
One way to check if you’re a healthy weight, is to work out your body mass index. This is known as your BMI. You can use the BMI healthy weight calculator to check your BMI, or check your child’s BMI.
If you have an eating disorder, the BMI calculator results don’t apply.
Eat a healthy diet
Eating a balanced diet can help you get to a healthy weight. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right amounts. The Eat Well Guide shows how much of each food group you should eat to be healthy.
Find out more about how to eat a balanced diet on the NHS website.
If you’re pregnant or have a child under 4 years old, find out if you could get Healthy Start vouchers to buy some basic foods.
To find out what’s inside popular food and drink, download the free food scanner app.
For healthier options when eating out, look out for the Healthy Choice award logo. Business showing the logo prepare, cook and serve meals in a healthier way.
For support to learn to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow your own food and waste less food, visit the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership website.
Being active helps you stay healthy or can improve your health.
Find out how much activity is recommended by the NHS for each age group, and what the health benefits are.
Digital Weight Management Programme
The NHS have launched a new Digital Weight Management Programme. This programme supports adults living with obesity who also have a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension or both, to manage their weight and improve their health. For more information, please see the patient information leaflet.
Get support to lose weight and eat healthily
To get support from our Healthy Lifestyles Team, fill in the online support form, or phone 01273 294 589.
If you want to lose weight, you could start the Free NHS Weight Loss Plan.
Find out how a balanced diet can protect your heart from the British Heart Foundation.
Find out more about how to have a healthy diet, and tips for putting this into practice from the British Nutrition Foundation.