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Supporting our community with our new Healthy Families Guide

Healthy Families

The LED Outreach Team have been working hard with our local community to understand what we can do to better support healthy lifestyles at home. In response to the feedback they collated they have created an attractive and useful leaflet that offers some helpful hints for families to keep them active and encourage healthier eating.  At LED we want to encourage families to be active together, whether its in their local park or joining one of our family swim sessions.  The Outreach Team regularly provide helpful hints on healthy eating and types of activities families can try together on the Outreach LED Facebook page. The Team are keen to encourage people to try the fun challenges and share a picture on the Facebook page to encourage more people in the community to get active.

Working Together

The LED Outreach Team have worked closely with a variety of local primary schools to further identify what would be most valuable and useful to them and their families to encourage and support a healthier lifestyle. Through speaking with the pupils and their families they understood a leaflet that would appeal to children but had simple and realistic tips that can be incorporated into busy family life was key. The Team didn’t stop there, after creating the leaflet they wanted to ensure the information could be accessed and enjoyed by as many people as possible so involved primary school pupils in creating a voice over edition.

Jane Nicholls, Active Communities Coordinator said, “The key messages within the leaflet are about keeping fit and eating healthy and also has a range of fun activities, as well as some healthy recipes. We felt that to make the leaflet more engaging and accessible for all, it would be good to do a voice over version.  Six of our primary school pupils worked together to read different sections of the leaflet which we then added to the leaflet as a voiceover edition. The children involved were very excited to see and hear their finished product and can’t wait to share the healthy messages! We hope this alternative option engages more families within our community.”

The leaflet is available online and will be distributed in hard copy to a selection of local schools in East Devon as well as available at all of our leisure centres and swimming pools. Alternatively, enjoy the valuable messages as read by the Year 6 pupils of Littleham Primary School, Exmouth.

Remember: Get healthy, less screen time, more sleep and make healthy food swaps!

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