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New scheme launches to encourage businesses to be breastfeeding friendly

The Devon Positive About Breastfeeding Scheme urges all businesses in the county to make their environment as friendly and comfortable as possible to encourage parents, and particularly breastfeeding mothers, to feel confident feeding there.

Posted on: 31 July 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing| No Comments

New Devon-wide drug and alcohol partnership chosen

A partnership of EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP), Devon Doctors and Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) has been successful in its bid to deliver drug and alcohol services in communities across Devon.

Posted on: 9 February 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

‘100-calorie snacks, 2 a day max’ – new campaign targets sugar-laden snacks

Half of children’s sugar intake – currently around seven sugar cubes a day – comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, which can lead to obesity and tooth decay. A new Change4Life campaign aims to promote healthier snacks and give families easy choices to encourage their children to reduce the amount of sugar in their diets.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Those at ‘high risk’ of HIV are urged to get tested

Groups or communities that are most at risk of contracting HIV are advised to have an HIV test at least annually.

Posted on: 1 December 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing