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We offer many healthy eating and weight management programmes and sessions for people of all ages. Below you will find specific information about the programmes we are currently running:
We are working with Sheffield Hallam University to develop and evaluate a weight management intervention for children, young people and their families.
The intervention is currently under development. To date the intervention will include:
Referrals can be made from health Professionals for children, young people and their families to attend the intervention once it has been completed. Alternatively, you can make a self referral using our online Healthy Lifestyle Intervention Form.
For further information please contact Kerry Cross (details at the bottom of the page) .
Our Food Co-op’ is an award winning scheme enabling local Preston residents to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and salad at an affordable rate. Each bag is priced at £4.00. Healthy Start Vouchers are accepted but unfortunately cannot be used online.
As part of our healthy lifestyles campaign, we are running various distribution points across the City. You are able to order online or at specified venues as the times stated below.
Our Food Co-op’ is managed by volunteers with support from Preston City Council, Community Gateway Association, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and UCLAN.
Your order of fresh fruit, vegetables and/or salad bags will be delivered the following Wednesday. Please see below for details:
UCLAN, Student Union, Preston, PR1 2TQ
Lyns Lunchbox, 14 Birkdale Drive, Preston, PR2 1UL
* At this time we are not able to accept any online order for collection at Intact and Lyns Lunchbox. Healthy Start vouchers will be accepted at these 2 venues, please note that the value of the vouchers may not cover the full value of the bag, you maybe required to pay the additional 90p per bag.
Pre order and pay for your bags of fruit, salad or vegetables by completing our Food Coop pre payment form. Please note that you will need to place your order a week before our Wednesday distribution day (full details can be found in the table above).
The scheme won a Community Gateway Association environmental award in September 2013. Since the beginning of the scheme, more than 2,000 bags of fresh fruit, salad and vegetables have been received by the community.
A smoothie bike is a stationary bicycle designed to sit securely on an even, flat surface. The front wheel turns a turbo which in turn rotates the blades of a food blender attached to the front handlebars.
The bike can be used by nearly everyone and makes a tasty drink into the bargain. It is excellent for use at a range of events and makes a great crowd puller.
For further information and frequently asked questions about the smoothie bike, please see our smoothie bike section on the website.
Below you will find images of some of our healthy eating and weight management projects.
If you're experiencing difficulties with our picture tool, you can view all our recent images directly by visiting Flickr: Proud Prestonian healthy eating and weight management
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