Change4Life is here to help your family be healthier and happier by eating well and moving more
What is Change4Life
Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families.
We know that modern life can mean we are a lot busier, less active, and more reliant on convenience and fast food than we used to be.
But that's where Change4Life comes in, helping families with fun ideas to help kids stay healthy, whether with easy recipes for busy weeknights, great sugar swaps, Disney-inspired games to get kids moving or help in understanding food labels.
Change4Life was launched in 2009 as part of a national ambition set out in the government's Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives (2008).
Its purpose has been to inspire a social movement, through which government, the NHS, local authorities, businesses, charities, schools, families and community leaders can all play a part in improving children's diets and physical activity levels.
Start making healthier changes today!
New to Change4Life? Here are a few things to get you started:
- sign up and join Change4Life
- download the Food Scanner app on Google Play or Food Scanner app on the App Store
- browse our recipes
- play one of our 10 Minute Shake Up games
- learn how to make a sugar swap
Looking for dietary advice?
Unfortunately, Change4Life is not able to provide individual dietary advice.
If a member of your family has special dietary requirements, medical needs, an eating disorder or requires specialised nutrition advice – for example, if your child is underweight or very overweight – we recommend you seek guidance from a registered healthcare professional.
Want to have a chat? If you have some more specific questions in mind, get in touch with Public Health England by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are open from 9am to 8pm every day.
Are you a Change4Life local supporter?
For contact details and a whole load of other resources, visit Public Health England's Campaign Resource Centre.
We have a single aim: to motivate and support millions more people to make and sustain changes that will improve their health.
It's a big task. That's why our national partnerships are crucial. Together, we can deliver more effective campaigns and ensure our public health messages reach the people who will really benefit from them.
We work with major national retailers, household-name brands and major organisations – including commercial brands, government departments and NGOs – providing them with all the support and materials they need to change health outcomes and help influence people's behaviour across the country.
To find out more about how you can collaborate with us, please see Public Health England's information for national partners.
Do you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?
Change4Life is an England and Wales campaign, but you can use the advice here to start making changes even if you do not live in those areas. There are also helpful sites for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Wales: Live Well
Brought to you by NHS Direct Wales, Live Well has loads of simple advice for you to improve your health and wellbeing.
Scotland: Eat Better Feel Better
Making healthier choices for you and your family now could not be easier. Eat Better Feel Better can help you make changes to how you shop, cook and eat so you and your family can eat better and feel better.
Northern Ireland: Choose To Live Better
None of us has the perfect body – after all, we come in many different shapes and sizes – but the reality is being overweight or obese can lead to problems that can seriously affect our health.
Choose To Live Better can help you work out if you are overweight or obese and provides top tips on how to make healthier choices in life. These may not change things overnight, but they are a change for the better.
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