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The Fresh Start project encourages and supports Preston residents to make healthy food choices through educating people about food and nutrition and providing information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle.
We aim to:
We offer many programmes and sessions for people of all ages. For more specific information about the programmes we are currently running, take a look below.
Shape up Workplace is a group based healthy lifestyle programme offering support to those wishing to take steps towards leading a healthier lifestyle. The programme can be shaped to suit your workplace needs and take place at a convenient time, such as lunchtime or after work.
Good health in the workplace can:
The programme focuses on;
The programme has been recognised by the British Heart Foundation as a success story as part of Preston City Council achieving their gold award status for workplace health.
Employees will have the opportunity to have their height, weight, body mass index and waist circumference measurements taken.
A previous participant made the following comment after attending the programme;
“I just wanted to say how informative and useful this course has been – I have studied nutrition in the past but I still learned plenty! The team have been extremely helpful and it wasn’t one of those ‘weight watchers’ type courses where you are made to feel bad for not losing weight – it’s more about making positive changes to your lifestyle gradually. I would definitely recommend it to anyone”.
Moor Nook Estate Management Board are managing a scheme to enable local Preston residents to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and salad at an affordable rate. As part of our healthy lifestyles campaign, we are running a distribution point at West View Climbing and Leisure Centre. You are able to order and collect bags of fresh, tasty produce. Place your order of fresh fruit, vegetables and/or salad bags and they will be delivered the following week.
We can guarantee 6 different types of fruit, vegetables or salads in each bag, with the vegetable bag always containing carrots and potatoes as 2 of the 6.
Next MEND programme:
*For further information about the programme or to book a place please contact Vicki Coulton on 01772 706518 or email email@example.com
The MEND programme (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) is a national initiative offering a free healthy lifestyle course. It is aimed at helping children aged 7-13 years old that are classified as overweight or obese along with their families. The whole families will take part in a fun two hour session twice a week for the 10 weeks. The programme aims to improve eating and exercise habits, thereby improving the child's fitness, physical activity levels, nutrition and self-esteem.
The programme looks at helping families with young children to become healthier by improving eating and mealtime behaviours, sleeping patterns and family exercise habits.
Each week you get to meet Freddie, the Healthy Hero, and find out what new healthy task he has set for your family. The course is designed to be fun for all, with lots of activities to get involved in.
Be Active Eat Healthy is a programme for all children aged 0-5 and their parent or carers.
Contact us to find out where your nearest programme is taking place.
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