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19 February 2019

Sport and healthy eating sessions return this Easter

I would encourage young people and their parents to attend these valuable sessions to gain advice on living a healthier lifestyle, but most importantly the emphasis is on having fun

John Thomson, cabinet member for leisure

Fit and Fed, a national programme that combines sport with healthy food choices, will return to three locations in Wiltshire during the Easter holidays.

Run by Wiltshire Council in partnership with Salisbury City Council, Anybody Can Cook, Selwood Housing Group, The Trussell Trust, Studley Green Primary School and Active Trowbridge, the Fit and Fed sessions have been developed by the sports charity StreetGames as a response to a growing body of research on the inequalities of hunger, isolation, and inactivity during school holiday periods.

The Easter holiday Fit and Fed programmes will take place in Salisbury at The Friary Community Hall on Monday 8 April, 11.30am-2.30pm; and Bemerton Heath Neighbourhood Centre on Tuesday 9 April, 11.30am-2.30pm. In Trowbridge, the programme will visit Studley Green Primary School on Thursday 18 April, 11am-2pm.

The free activity sessions enable young people and their families to prepare a healthy meal and learn about healthy eating, and also give participants the opportunity to take part in fun games and a range of activities.

The programme aims to help families alleviate the issues of isolation and improve physical activity levels during the school holidays.

John Thomson, cabinet member for leisure, said: "Fit and Fed is a great initiative that educates families on health and wellbeing and keeps them active in the school holidays. I would encourage young people and their parents to attend these valuable sessions to gain advice on living a healthier lifestyle, but most importantly the emphasis is on having fun."

The programmes are aimed at young people over the age of five and their parents must attend with their children.

Fit and Fed sessions will also be delivered across the county to support young people and their families in the summer holidays.

For further information or to book a place, please contact Karlene Jammeh, sports development officer, on 01722 434437 or email sportsdevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk.

To find out more about the Wiltshire StreetGames programme please visit our website - http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/streetgames 

Last updated: 19 February 2019 | Last reviewed: 19 February 2019

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