Being a healthy weight is important for good health and a healthy weight usually means being within a set range that compares your weight to your height. A healthy weight is calculated using a body mass index (BMI) score in adults and a BMI centile in children.

To find out your BMI, NHS choices has an easy to use calculator here

Eating a healthy balanced diet not only helps us look and feel good, it helps us to stay healthy. Benefits include:

  • increased energy and stamina

  • improved sleep and concentration

  • a positive impact on your mood and well-being

  • helps you to maintain a healthy body weight

  • lowers your risk of developing chronic health conditions such as heart disease and cancer

View the Eatwell Guide here which shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

If you are an adult and want to access local support to achieve a healthy weight please visit the Weight Worries section of the Active North Tyneside website here

If you would like to access weight management support for children please visit the Healthy4Life section of the Active North Tyneside website here