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About Us

Better Health 



Better Health exists to motivate and enable the nation to lead active and healthy lives. It's there to support and encourage all of us in taking steps to improve our physical and mental health.

Change4Life has now become part of Better Health and has a brand new look.

But don't worry, you will still get everything you got before – from delicious recipes to fun ways to move more, and plenty of other ways and advice to help keep your family healthy and happy.


Our history

Change4Life was launched in 2009 as part of a national ambition set out in the government's Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives (2008). In 2021, it was brought under the Better Health brand.

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!

Here are a few things to get you started:



Kids need to be physically active for 60 minutes a day, with 30 minutes of that activity taking place outside of school.

From our fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving!



This section shows examples of healthy breakfasts

Portion Sizes

This section looks at appropriate portion sizes for children

Nutritional Information

This section gives you facts about sugar and where it is hiding, information on how to read food labels and what's high and low sugar -  

Sugar swap questions and answers


Contact us

If you have more specific questions or suggestions in mind, email the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities. We would love to hear from you!

If you need help or advice about a medical problem, visit NHS 111 online or call 111 free from any phone.


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