As you contemplate the prospect of a Christmas and new year debauched like no other in history, pause a moment and consider the effect of your over-indulgence on the government's health targets. Consider, too, the effect on public health minister Yvette Cooper's blossoming career, and vow moderation in all things.

In fact, the Department of Health's sparkling new website for Our Healthier Nation is itself remarkably abstemious: the indigestible surfeit of 'eat your greens' advice so familiar from Virginia Bottomley's days in the ministerial hot seat has now been hived off and is provided by outside agencies elsewhere on the web.

And in its place? A rather well-constructed collection of resources aimed largely at those involved in various aspects of improving people's health and well-being - with useful little micro-sites setting out the respective roles of the Home Office, Treasury, Department for Education and Employment and so on in delivering the big picture.

There is, too, the mandatory health gateway to NHS, local government, 'third sector' and other sites - in this case well-executed and sensibly used as a way of exploiting the sort of health promotion and health education advice that already exists in spades on the web without the need for DoH duplication.

One big problem with this site is that navigation via the home page is less straightforward than it might be: final destinations are not always clear from the signposts. Use the site map instead, and your journey will be quicker and easier.

And if after reading about fuel poverty, infant mortality and the rest, your conscience is a little stung, why not ensure that someone somewhere gets a free meal today thanks to you. Visit the Hunger Site, click the button and a sponsor will pick up the bill for a food donation somewhere in the developing world.