A big year for Move More Eat Well
Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 09:14
It's been a great year for Move More Eat Well with activities for all ages to help schools and communities feel healthier.
Since 2017 Move More Eat Well have been offering residents, community groups and schools across the wards of Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield and Rubery (North and South) opportunities to take part in a range of activities. These have included active travel, cycle maintenance & tuition classes, volunteering, food growing, sports and active hobbies. It's all been delivered by Health for Education Service, Garden Organic, ecobirmingham, Sport Birmingham and Sustrans.
Move More Eat Well recently published a report which shows progress in their first year.
The report found:
- 25% more opportunities to be physically active in schools.
- 20% of respondents reported positive behaviour change in relation to consumption of soft drinks and takeaways.
- 95 people have attended training/activities to increase their skills in aspects of Move More Eat Well.
You can read the full Annual Report here.
For more information you can contact Jade.Hussain@birmingham.gov.uk
Plans for 2019
In the new year Move More Eat Well will be offering a range of Move More Eat Well activities in schools throughout Northfield, Longbridge, Cofton and Rubery that promote healthy lifestyles. These will include:
- Training for staff and volunteers on healthy eating; growing and cooking skills
- Garden planning sessions
- Healthy eating and cooking advice
- Fundraising suggestions
- Dr Bike
- Learn to Ride
- Led rides
- Route planning sessions
- Family walks