Staying Healthy

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8 % of Reception children in South West are obese compared to 8.5% in 2016 Nationally, 9.6% of Reception Year children in the 2016/17 school year are obese compared to 9.3% in 2015/16 Local authority breakdown of data available at end of release Nationally, the number of obese children in the most deprived… Read More…

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year

Go SUGAR SMART this School Year (and beyond) Sugary treats are everywhere we turn, so it’s no surprise that it’s hard to avoid consuming too much. Children are especially susceptible to temptation. While the occasional treat can be part of a healthy and enjoyable diet, overconsumption of the sweet stuff can lead to serious health… Read More…

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes

Child seat safety checks correct commonplace mistakes For the fifth year in succession Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Road Safety officers have teamed up with ‘Child Seat Safety’, the in-car safety professionals, to offer advice and a child car seat fitting service for those transporting little ones. Recent In-car safety clinics held in Midsomer… Read More…

Bath and North East Somerset gets Sugar Smart!

Bath and North East Somerset gets Sugar Smart!

Bath and North East Somerset gets Sugar Smart! – The Council has teamed up with local organisations, Sustainable Food Cities and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation to help get the Sugar Smart message across. The campaign aims to address obesity, poor oral health and diabetes by helping people to recognise how much sugar is in… Read More…

Be aware of the signs and symptoms of Sepsis

Be aware of the signs and symptoms of Sepsis

“Be aware of the signs and symptoms of Sepsis” – Yeovil family plea A family from Yeovil who experienced first-hand the distressing impacts of Sepsis have joined forces with Yeovil Hospital and Public Health England (PHE) to raise awareness of the disease and its symptoms. This plea follows the PHE Sepsis campaign launched earlier this… Read More…

How to beat the heat

How to beat the heat

News today from the Met Office that the hot weather will now continue until Thursday has prompted Public Health England South West to repeat its advice on how to beat the heat. For the majority of people it is about common sense – staying cool, drinking plenty of water to maintain hydration, and avoiding sunburn.… Read More…

Protect your child in the sun

Protect your child in the sun

Somerset County Council is encouraging parents and carers to protect children from the harmful effects of the sun at home or abroad this summer. Exposing children to too much sun may significantly increase their risk of skin cancer later in life. Covering up, staying in the shade and using sunscreen are the best ways to… Read More…

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