Staying independent

Looking after yourself

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Eating and meals

To stay as independent as possible it is important to maintain a healthy, well balanced diet.

Eating well

Nutritious foods and an active lifestyle can help achieve optimal health throughout life. Poor nutrition, skipping a meal or not eating enough can cause dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness and reduced concentration. All of these can increase the likeness of a fall.

Learn more about eating for good health.

Meal deliveries

We understand that preparing and cooking a meal each day can, at times, be an effort - especially when you live on your own. However without a planned meal, it’s much easier to settle for quick, unhealthy snacks instead.

Meal deliveries are a great way to make sure you get at least 1 good meal a day. Here are some companies that offer this service in East Yorkshire:

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods have over 300 meals for you to choose from. All meals are delivered frozen, and their local drivers will help pack the meals into your freezer if you like. All meals can be cooked straight from frozen.

You can find out more, or place an order, on The Wiltshire Farm Foods Website.

Nancy's Larder

Nancy's Larder deliver hot meals to East Yorkshire residents on a daily basis. Each meal is prepared using fresh ingredients on the same day.

Meals are ready to be plated up and eaten as soon as they arrive - no preparation or reheating is required.

Learn more, including how to order, on the Nancy’s Larder website.

Oakhouse Foods

Oakhouse Foods provide a home delivery service, and have more than 350 frozen ready meals for you to choose from. Options include beef, chicken, pork, lamb, fish, and vegetarian dishes. Plus a range of frozen ready meals to suit special dietary requirements, such as gluten free and low sugar.

To shop online or find out more about their service, visit the Oakhouse Foods website.

Lunch clubs

Food is always better in good company, and there are many community groups in East Yorkshire that offer a place to meet up and enjoy lunch or a snack. Find your local lunch club on our health and wellbeing website.