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Eating disorders explained

Find out the facts about eating disorders, including what they are, who's affected by them and what to do if you need help and support. What is an eating disorder? There are different types of eating disorder, the most common ones being anorexia, bulimia and…

Eating processed foods

Processed foods aren't just microwave meals and other ready meals. A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation. Food processing can be as basic as: freezing canning baking drying Not all processed foods are unhealthy but some processed foods may contain high…

The Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You don't need to achieve this balance with every meal but try to get the balance right over a day or even…

The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate highlights the different types of food that make up our diet, and shows the proportions we should eat them in to have a healthy, balanced diet. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to…

Eczema in children: 7 tips to stop the itch

Dr Colin Holden, consultant dermatologist, has these tips for parents of babies and small children with eczema. Get an eczema diagnosis If you think your baby or child has eczema, see your GP to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. If necessary, your child may be…

Education & Schools

The information below provides a summary of school admission processes.  For further information and advice including admissions criteria, statistics, and maps of Havering schools, please go to the school admissions page  www.havering.gov.uk/admissions Starting an Infant or Primary school for the first time (Reception) Children start statutory…

Education Psychology Service

Who are Educational Psychologists (EPs)? Educational Psychologists all have an honours degree in psychology, significant experience of working with children/young people and have undertaken further professional training in Psychology to Masters or Doctorate level. All EPs have enhanced DBS clearance and are registered with the…

Education, health and care plans - EHCP

Most children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities can have their needs met through their local mainstream education setting. If a higher level of support is required, an education, health and care plan (EHCP) may be available. In Havering we are committed…

The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction. New psychoactive substances (NPS) (often incorrectly called 'legal highs') What are NPS? NPS, such as mephedrone (meow meow) and spice, used to…

Eight tips for healthy eating

These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates  Eat lots of fruit and veg Eat more fish - including a portion of oily fish Cut down on saturated fat and sugar…
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