South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging people to eat more healthily next week as it runs its own healthy eating awareness campaign between the 15th and the 21st June. The Trust will promote the importance of healthy eating in support of the Department of Health’s national campaign, Change 4 Life.
The Change 4 Life campaign was launched by the Department of Health last year to encourage people to make small changes in their lifestyles to promote healthier living.
Staff working in the Trust’s dietetics department will set up an information stand next week in the restaurant at Fieldhead on Ouchthorpe Lane in Wakefield, and free samples of healthy food will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12.00pm – 1.00pm. Samples given out on Monday will focus on healthy breakfasts, Wednesday’s samples will promote healthy lunchtime meals such as soup and rolls, and Friday’s samples will include healthy light meals.
The campaign will run alongside the national Food Safety Week campaign, which the Trust is also supporting by giving people tips on safe food practice and showing them how to wash their hands effectively.
Dietetic assistant Della Appleyard said, "Eating healthily is great for everyone’s physical and mental health and can help boost your energy levels and your mood. It’s really important for us to promote healthy eating amongst staff and people who use services and educate them on the sorts of foods they should be eating. We hope that the information we provide will help people to make healthier options when it comes to the food they eat and live healthy, happy lives."