Free health event for local families

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Local people are invited to join a family health iniative, a free eight week healthy lifestyle programme for all families who have a child under five years.

Each week during the programme parents will learn about healthy eating and physical activity, and the impact these have on a child’s life.

During Food Time a healthy snack will be provided for children to try new foods.

Each session will finish with adults and children taking part in fun active games, and learn how to be healthy with puppets Ben, Orla and friends.

The programme starts on Thursday July 7 in LLT Community Association, Laurencetown, running from 10.30am - 12pm.

The layout of the programme is: Parent Time - weekly topic discussion; Food Time - healthy snack and Family Time - Puppets, story and activities.

The weekly topics are as follows: Week 1: Thursday July 7, Reflecting on Meal Times. Week 2: Thursday July 14, Reflecting on Physical Activity, Week 3: Thursday July 21, Getting the Balance Right.

Week 4: Thursday July 28. Gimme 5.Week 5: Thursday August 4. Food Labels and Shopping. Week 6: Thursday August 11. Managing Behaviours.

Week 7: Thursday August 18, Healthy Weight and Self Esteem. Week 8: Thursday August 25, Sharing and Reflection.

Families who complete the programme will receive three free storybooks: Ben Loves To Play, Megan’s Garden and Orla’s Party, to read to your child and lots more.

To register for the free healthy lifestyle programme please contact Diane on 07791334012.