Barbecue Safety

Barbecue Safety Barbecues are involved in many hundreds of accidents that occur in the garden each year. Last time figures were collected through the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System (HASS/LASS) in 2002, an estimated 1,800 people visited A&E in the UK having had an accident involving a barbecue. The most common types of barbecue-related…

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5 A DAY tips

5 A DAY tips Getting your 5 A DAY is easy. There are plenty of ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your daily meals.  Here are some ideas to get you started. 5 A DAY at breakfast Add fruit to cereal, porridge or lower-fat natural yoghurt. Try a handful of berries or a chopped banana. Add…

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Healthier takeaways

Healthier takeaways Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they’re not always very healthy. Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some takeaways and restaurants now list calories on their menus, which lets you make…

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Food labels

Food labels  Nutrition labels can help you choose between products and keep a check on the amount of foods you’re eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. Most pre-packed foods have a nutrition label on the back or side of the packaging. These labels include information on energy in kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories…

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