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Healthy living advice and support comes to Canterbury on Saturday 26 January

User AvatarPosted by at 25/01/2013 10:15:36

Are you finding it difficult to keep those New Year pledges to get fitter or eat healthier foods in 2013? 

The Kent Healthy Club will be in Canterbury this Saturday to support people who want to make healthier choices and feel better about themselves.  The Kent Healthy Club is unique to Kent and is part of the national Change4Life campaign helping people to eat better, move more and live longer.

To help promote the new ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign, a community chef will show shoppers how to cook quick and affordable healthy meals for the family, with enough for everyone to have a taste, and you will be able to make a tasty fruit drink using pedal power on the smoothie-making bikes.  

Local NHS and Council staff will be on hand to advise on healthy eating and physical activity options, and local support services, with food labelling quizzes for the kids, and martial arts demonstrations too. 

The Healthy Club is a free, interactive, website available only to Kent residents, which helps people to look at their lifestyle, set achievable goals and measure each step of success by tracking how they are doing on their journey on-line, supported by regular communication from the Healthy Club team. Come and meet the team on Saturday and join up there and then!

Almost 1,000 individual members, and 750 teams from Kent have joined the Club since it was launched in 2011. Find out more about the Healthy Club by visiting www.healthyclub.nhs.uk or email team@healthyclub.nhs.uk

The club is run by NHS Kent and Medway, with support from local authorities, local businesses and other partner agencies. 

Times of events: 

  • 10am to 1pm. Community chef cookery demonstrations. 
  • 10am to 3pm. Food labelling quiz and activities. 
  • 10am to 4pm. Promotion of the new Healthy Passport Club website. 
  • 11am to noon. Cllr Graham Gibbens, Kent’s Cabinet Member of Adult Services and Public Health, will be attending the event. 
  • 1 to 4pm. Smoothie bike sessions. 
  • 2 to 2.20pm. Martial Arts demonstration.
  • All morning and 2.30 to 4pm. Exercise advice, balance and age-related exercises.