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2 August 2010, 07:34
Families in Ipswich are being encouraged to get healthy with a road show being organised by Change4Life.
Its as statistics show nearly one in five 4 and 5 year olds are overweight in Ipswich. A quarter of adults here have a BMI above 30 as well- when it is meant to be under 25.
Healthy eating experts from Suffolk's School Meals Service will be helping children prepare their own dessert during live cookery session through the day. The aim is to show families how to change their diet to a more nutritional one- without breaking the weekly shopping budget.
Its all happening outside in the Ipswich Town Hall forecourt on the Cornhill on Monday 2nd August, between 10am and 4pm, and all are welcome. Families are invited to bring along their own favourite recipes for healthy meals and snacks to swap and share.
The team will join health service professionals who can offer health advice and information about free fun initiatives and NHS supported activities in the area.
It is one of a number of events being held across the region by the NHS aimed at bringing the healthy lifestyle message to children and young families.
Hear our interview with 15 year old Louise who has just finished a Change4Life course in the related links box.