January is Eat Well Month!
This month, following the excesses of the festive period, the 12 for 12 campaign is focussing on eating well and following a healthy lifestyle. We all know it can be hard to get into and maintain a healthy eating pattern and so we hope you will find the information below helps with this a little. Our on-site cafes and canteens are getting us off to a good start with some special offers and healthy recipes available throughout January. We will be holding a Healthy Eating Market Place Event where the entries to the Great SHSC Bake Off will be judged, sharing with you ideas and tips for healthy eating, addresses of useful websites, smartphone apps and healthy recipes, and finally holding a team lunch challenge.
|Lightwood House Canteen||'Healthy Eating Days' every Thursday in January. This will include a meal deal and promotional cards/posters; homemade soup using Weightwatchers recipes; highlighting low fat meals on the menu and displaying the recipes, and samples of different healthy snacks.
|Tudor Cafe||Will be introducing smoothies to the menu, and also offering a January meal deal based on healthy eating.|
|Busters Cafe||Will be offering a healthy option at lunchtime throughout January along with other promotions.|
We hosted a 'healthy eating event' in the Mayfield Suite at Fulwood on the 20th January, 11am-2pm. There were various stalls showcasing fruit and salad tasters, exercises, and products to buy from stores such as Holland and Barrett. The event was well-attended and a great success.
We held a 'Bake Off' as part of the healthy eating event on 20th January, inviting staff to bake something tasty and healthy. There were 2 winners of the 'Bake Off' - Debbie Cundey and Fatima Qasim - congratulations to them both!
The following tips and ideas on healthy eating have been provided by Cath Finegan, a Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist who also attended the healthy eating event:
On-line vitamin, mineral & herbal supplier, with lots of advice by qualified experts regarding nutrition and general health, even for your pets! It has the bonus of selling nice skincare products.
The well known supplier of vitamins, dietary supplements, health foods etc.
The website to complement the current TV programme, with lots of advice about health eating linked to specific medical conditions and general health advice.
The Live Well section on NHS Choices has lots of advice on healthy eating and related topics and a BMI calculator.
The eat well plate showing the different types of food we need to eat.
On-line health and nutrition guide by qualified nutritionists, dieticians etc.
Loads of information including a BMI calculator, links to healthy recipes, tips about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and nutritional guidance.
There are hundreds if not thousands of these if you do a Google search, but here are a few good examples:
This site has information on how many calories are in food and drinks from well known retailers such as Starbucks and Subway, to fruit and veg.
This web page talks about some of the best smartphone health apps, from calorie counters to yoga positions.
Has a healthy heart recipe finder, available on both iPhone and Android.
More details coming soon!
Eat Well Month entry form - please use this form to tell us about an activity you have taken part in that relates to this month's events - your entry will be considered for our £50 monthly draw
This page was last updated on 26th January 2012