eating well


Eating well is something we all know we need to do, but it's often easier said than done. When you're used to reaching for the sugar, salt, and refined carbs, it's hard to challenge those cravings with healthier alternatives. 

In this section, it's time to explore how what we consume can really make a difference to our wellbeing. We'll also see how making simple changes can lead to healthier habits and make it easier for you to stick to those habits going forwards. 

If you've been advised to eat healthier by your doctor and you're feeling intimidated, or you just want to make healthier decisions when it comes to food, this section has everything you need to get started. 

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how much sugar should you eat?

Sugar is everywhere, and many of us are already in the habit of consuming too much of a good thing. In this post, we’ve got a few simple steps you can take to reduce your cravings in minutes.

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foods to help combat stress and anxiety

The foods and drinks we consume can have a surprising impact on our abilities to deal with stress and anxiety. Too much caffeine, for example, can make you jittery and leave you feeling even more on edge. Here are some other changes you can make to feel less on edge.

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how to make healthy habits stick

Just how do you make healthy habits stick? If you feel like it’s a never-ending battle, this post is just what you need. Let’s look at how you can build, and stick to, healthy habits without feeling overwhelmed.

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what makes a balanced diet?

We all know we need a balanced diet, but what does one actually look like? How do you ensure you’re getting just the right amount of nutrients that you need? Let’s break down what a balanced diet involves, and how it could improve your health.

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Who is eligible for support?

We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)1, ACA students2, ICAEW staff members3, and the family and carers of members and students4

  1. No matter where your career takes you, past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales (ICAEW) are eligible for caba’s services for life, even if you change your career and leave accountancy 
  2. ACA students (ICAEW Provisional Members) who are either an active student or have been an active student within the last three years are eligible for caba's services 
  3. Past and present staff members of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's services for life, even if you leave either organisation. Please note, for former employees, our financial support is only available to those who have had five years continuous employment with either organisation 
  4. Family members and carers of either an eligible past or present ICAEW member, ACA student or past or present employee of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's support. We define a family member as a: 
    1. spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner 
    2. widow, widower or surviving civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    3. divorced spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    4. child aged up to 25. Please note, children aged between 16 and 25 are not eligible for individual financial support 
    5. any other person who is or was dependent on the eligible individual supporting them financially or are reliant on the eligible individual’s care 
    6. any other person on whom the eligible individual is reliant, either financially or for care 

You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer  page. 

Are your services means tested?

If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.  

*Please note none of our other services are means tested. 

I’m an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?

Unfortunately not. We only support past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families. If we are unable to support you, where possible we will point you to help elsewhere.

caba has supported me in the past; can I receive support from caba again?

We understand that circumstances change. If we’ve helped you in the past there’s no reason why we can’t help you again. You can contact us at any time. Please call us if you need our help.

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