New Year New Choices. Move More Eat Well launches in Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield and Rubery.
Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:22
Move More Eat Well is a new programme launching 26th January 2017 in South Birmingham to help encourage healthy eating and physical activity.
Born through a passion of improving health and wellbeing of individuals. Move More Eat Well is all about starting something new and creating healthy choices. Our mission is to encourage and support people to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle using physical activity, healthy eating, sustainable travel and organic food growing.
Move More Eat Well is for residents, community groups, businesses and schools in the wider Longbridge area predominantly the wards of Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield, Rubery North and Rubery South. Unhealthy diets are the one of the biggest challenges for any community, however Move More Eat Well will deliver a range of co-ordinated projects that will help encourage and develop healthy eating as well as physical activity.
Launch Events: We invite you to attend one of our drop-in launch events to find out how to get involved in the project and make some of those New Years resolutions succeed. There'll be plenty of information, fun activities and chances to sign up and book sessions. You can even have a go on the smoothie bike.
Thurs 26th Jan, 2-6pm, we will be at St John the Baptist Church (Cnr Longbridge Lane and Turves Green Rd, Longbridge B31 4JN.
Sat 28th Jan, 11-2pm, we will be at The Hollymoor Centre, Manor Park Grove, Northfield B31 4ER.
Michael Addison – Project Co-ordinator said:
"There will be opportunities for everyone to get involved. You could learn how to ride and maintain a bike, grow your own food, get involved in active travel to school and work, start up new active hobbies, offer your time and skills as volunteers, discover healthy eating tips and even contribute to the Move More Eat Well recipe book."
Cllr Roger Harmer - Chair of Birmingham's Obesogenic Environment Working Group said:
"Obesity increases the risk of developing a range of diseases and reduces the length of our healthy lives. It has been rising for decades so it's vital we turn the tide and start to reduce it. This scheme is an exciting approach to the problem, using a range of projects designed to encourage people to eat more healthily and get more active. It has the potential to become a model, not just for Longbridge, but for other communities across the country."
Phil Beardmore – Cycle South Brum Co-ordinator said:
We are very excited about the launch of Move More Eat Well. Cycling is a low-impact form of exercise so this is a great opportunity for local people to improve their health. We are particularly looking forward to helping people of all ages and abilities to learn to cycle and find out how to use South Birmingham's cycle routes.
More information about Move More Eat Well can be accessed on the following page