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Government departments

Government sponsored websites which promote good health or sustainable agriculture.

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

DEFRA was set up to take over some of the responsibilities of the discredited Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Farming (MAFF). The department has a remit to promote sustainable agricultural and environmental development in the UK. There is some good statistical information on this site.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/

Department of Health

Government department with a wide remit to improve the health and well-being of people in England. The department provides specialist guidance to general practitioners, dentists and social workers, to help promote healthier lifestyles and living. Responsible for the promotion of the 5-A-DAY message in the UK.
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to take over some of the responsibilities of the discredited Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Farming (MAFF). The FSA has a remit to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. 
http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/

Healthier Scotland

Find out how to be healthier and feel better!
http://www.takelifeon.co.uk/

Surestart

Sure Start is the government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. Surestart provides early education, childcare, health and family support.
www.surestart.gov.uk/


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