Saturday, 23 March 2013

Health and Wellbeing Day roundup!

There was a lively buzz in the air as people chatted, and learnt ways to keep healthy. As usual, Delicious Nutritious produced lovely soup, pitta bread and fruit salad

Penny Phillips has kindly provided a review of the day and some photos!
Rozan and Penny attended representing Weight Watchers at this Community Event.
The Community Centre is home to lots of activities, so we had the preschool parents and little people drop in and the Line Dancing group that meet there regularly plus other local people. 

I would estimate 100 people dropped by including the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock.

Lauren from Delicious Nutritious making bread whilst catching up with Ruth Webber from the Downham Nutrition Partnership. 

Penny shared information on the WWRS and gained information on a range of complimentary, public health and community services:
  • Anne from Sage Educational Trust MEND – Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it! a 10 week programme working with children and their carers aimed at promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles.
  • Ros from Lewisham Community Health Improvement Programme, who specialises in services to carers.
  • Angela, a Health Trainer who runs the Shape Up programme ~ run over 8 weeks, offering One to One and group support on weight loss and activity.
  • Jo Travers a private nutritionist who works with clients who are also WW members. Gave basic overview of Propoints principles to better support her work with clients and boost member success.
  • Sonja, the Healthy Walks volunteer for the ‘Walking for Health” programme and on the committee at the Ringway Centre, where she promotes healthy lifestyles.
All were given information about how WW works and the referral process and criteria in Lewisham. Leaflets shared and opportunities to cross refer clients where appropriate. Rozan and Penny provided BMI checks for those who wanted it and shared information about how to be referred to Weight Watchers by the GP or practice nurse.

We shared information about local WW meetings @
·         Wesley Halls
·         St Laurence Community Centre
·         St Augustine’s church hall
·         United Reform Church.

We highlighted WWRS to approximately 10 attendees

We provided meeting information and details on how to join as paying member to around 15 attendees. (If they took an enrolment form we wrote our details on the top and they identified a meeting that would work for them.

Lewisham’s Mayor did not escape our scales with a quick BMI check.
Shared information on the WWRS with both who work in the community promoting healthy eating through a range of activities. Including Cook and Eat programmes funded by Public Health Lewisham and the Whitefoot Assembly.

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