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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the health of our people

National Health Campaigns


Stockton Council and its relevant health partners work to localise national health campaigns that are relevant to our overall delivery plan and communications plan.

We will keep this page updated with information and links for all campaigns we are supporting in the Borough.


One You is a ground-breaking new campaign to help the nation’s adults, especially those between the ages of 40-60 years old, avoid future diseases caused by modern day lifestyles. Everyday habits and behaviours - such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more alcohol than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough – are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year. One You is here to help you make simple changes which can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.

 Did you know?

  • Reduced health in later life is not inevitable. Older people can live as well as young people by making relatively small changes to their habits and lifestyles now.
  • Our busy lives often means our own health is at the bottom of our list of priorities. Remember that it’s important to take time to look after yourself as not only will you feel the benefits but so will your family.
  • Modern day life means it’s never felt easier to eat bigger portions and to get to the end of the day and realise you’ve been sat down for most of it.
  • One You is here to help you move more, eat well, drink less alcohol and be smoke free. It will also provide information to help you feel less stressed and sleep better.
  • The lifestyle choices we make today can decrease our risk of serious illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer by as much as 60%.

A good way to start the fight to healthy is to take our free One You health quiz, ‘How Are You’. This innovative quiz provides personalised recommendations based on your results and direct you to tools and offers to help you take action where it’s most needed.



Change 4 Life

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life.

Joining is a brilliant first step to get the most out of Change4Life. Our quick assessment will help you discover the right places for you to start making a change.

Join Change 4 Life. 

Sugar Swaps

The Change 4 Life Sugar Swaps campaign will help you make little changes to your families diet that will help you reduce the amount of harmful sugar you put into your bodies.

You'd be amazed at how much sugar is in our food. Did you know that 330ml of cola contains the equivalent of 7 cubes of sugar?

Have a look at some of the quick and easy swaps you could make to reduce your sugar intake - 


Swaps Things to swap from: Things to swap to: 
Breakfast Swap
  • Sugary cereals
  • Plain porridge
  • Plain wholemeal biscuits
  • Plain shredded whole grain
Drinks Swap
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Sugary drinks
  • Sugary squash
  • Water
  • No-added-sugar drinks
  • Sugar-free drinks
  • Lower-fat milks
  • Diet drinks
After school snack swap
  • Muffins
  • Cakes
  • Croissants and pastries
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Sugary breakfast cereal
  • Puddings
  • Sweets
  • Fruit, fresh and tinned (in juice not syrup)
  • Cut up vegetables such as carrot or cucumber sticks
  • Plain rice cakes
  • Toast or a bagel with spread such as low fat spreads and reduced fat hummus
  • Wholewheat biscuits and shredded whole grain cereals
  • Plan unsalted nuts
  • Fresh or tinned fruit salad (not in syrup)
  • Fruited teacake
Pudding Swap
  • Chilled deserts
  • Cakes
  • Ice cream
  • Puddings
  • Yoghurt
  • Fresh fruit amd tommed (in juice not syrup)
  • Fresh or tinned fruit salad (not in syrup)
  • Sugar-free jelly
  • Low-fat, lower-sugar youghurt