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Newark and Sherwood District Council is one of only a few district councils that have a community-based nutrition service.
Our community nutrition assistants promote the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet. They deliver activities to educate, support and encourage positive changes to people’s diet in order to promote long term health and wellbeing.
There are a variety of free workshops and courses open to everyone throughout the district. Some of the nutritional workshops currently being run are Little Chefs, Eatwell Sessions, Cook4life, School Workshops and Change 4 Life programmes.
Sessions can often be tailored to any given setting. If you would like to know more or to book a session please contact us.
Our nutritionists also work in partnership with NHS County Health Partnership and Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Healthy Lifestyles Officer.
If you want to get the balance of your diet right, use the eatwell plate as a guide.
The eatwell plate applies to most people, whether you’re a healthy weight or overweight, whether you eat meat or are vegetarian and it applies to people of all ethnic origins.
However, it doesn’t apply to children under two because they have different nutritional needs. Between the ages of two and five, children should gradually move to eating the same foods as the rest of the family in proportions shown on the eatwell plate.
Anyone with special dietary requirements or medical needs might want to check with a registered dietician whether the eatwell plate applies to them.
A healthy and well balanced diet includes:
There are many ways in which you can keep fit and healthy - and excercise can play a big part in this.
The four leisure centres in Newark and Sherwood offer great value memberships which will enable you to sign up and get fit in our fantastic facilities.
There are different ways to exercise as well, from walking and cycling, to taking up sports coaching, there is more information available in our leisure section.
Eat Fit, Be Fit! is a healthy lifestyles education programme that is delivered in partnership with local schools. It is designed to help young people aged 7-11 and their families learn how to become more active and lead a healthier lifestyle in a fun and meaningful way.
Families attending the sessions will be encouraged to take an active role in supporting their children to make healthy lifestyle changes. Every week covers a different topic, from nutrition and food labelling, to monitoring TV time and experimenting with pedometers.
For further information on future course dates or if you are a teacher who would be interested in the programme being delivered in your school please contact Emma Britten on 01636 655464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Next programme starts on the 10 June 2013 at Python Hill Primary, Rainworth. If you attend this school and would like to book a place please contact Emma Britten 01636 655464 or email email@example.com|
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