Trust helping communities get #HealthyTogether
Living a healthy life not only means getting active, it also encompasses a healthy diet and the key to eating right is knowing the importance of a balanced diet. This is where our #HealthyTogether project comes.
Funded by The Premier League & Professional Footballers Association, and based on the Government’s Change4Life campaign, Healthy Together aims to engage families within Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend that have children aged between 5-16 in a program that provides an integrated approach to improving healthy eating and physical activity levels, thereby empowering families to lead a healthier lifestyle.
The project’s aim is not to tell people what they can and cannot eat, but instead to educate and provide suggestions of healthier swaps when making changes.
We, like the Government, want the people of Wales, and Swansea in particular, to ear better, move more and live longer, because a healthy lifestyle is important for a variety of reasons such as:
• To aid growth and development
• To keep us fit
• To maintain a healthy weight or healthy BMI
• To prevent osteoporosis in later life
• To lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers
• To be healthy
• To be strong
• To ensure we get a good balance of foods from each of the five food groups
• To ensure we get enough vitamins and minerals in our diet
The sessions cover a variety of aspects such as healthier snack alternatives, practical cooking skills, portion sizes, reducing fat in your food, the importance of breakfast, shopping on a budget and meal planning.
Stay tuned for a series of tips from Healthy Together to help you adopt a balanced diet.
Sessions run for an hour and a half once a week for 10 weeks and if you would like further information about the project and where the next one will be held, please contact Healthy Together’s Co-ordinator, Debbie on Debbie@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk or give her a call on 01792 556561