Healthy Eating Campaigns

National Vegetarian Week, 16th-22nd May 2022

National Vegetarian Week aim to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy more plant based meals for the week. Benefits are seen to health, to the environment and cost savings for each family. * Improve health! Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories but high in nutrients[…]

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World Oral Health Day, 20th March 2022

Good oral hygiene is linked to general well-being.  It helps prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, studies link oral health- particularly periodontal (gum) disease- to the increased risk of various chronic conditions; including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. How can I improve my oral health?  Brush for[…]

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Better Health Obesity Campaign 2022

Public Health England’s ‘Better Health’ campaign returns in January 2022 with positive and motivating messages for us to take action and improve our health. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity[…]

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What is my Portion Size?

Portion sizes are directly related to our weight and health. Taller or more active people will require larger portions. Shorter or less active people will require smaller portions. There is no one size fits all when it comes to portion size or food type; it is therefore important to be[…]

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World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The campaign aims to drive global efforts to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.[…]

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Our Nation’s Health – Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021

Our Nation’s Health Public Health Gibraltar is pleased to release  findings from the 2021 Health and Lifestyle Survey: Our Nation’s Health. The survey serves as a continuation from those carried out in 2008 and 2015, allowing further insights on the general well-being of the people of Gibraltar. It has also provided the[…]

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World Breastfeeding Week, 1st-7th August 2021

Held annually during the first 7 days of August, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies. The event is organised  by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network that works alongside the World[…]

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Bowel Health and Awareness

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, an annual event that raises awareness of bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. The exact cause[…]

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World Stroke Day

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death.  Research shows that globally 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. World Stroke Day is an annual global event held on 29th October that focuses on highlighting[…]

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World Heart Day

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet.  World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. This day serves as the perfect platform for[…]

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