Merry Christmas from Move More Eat Well

It’s been a great year for Move More Eat Well with activities for all ages to help schools and communities feel healthier.

Since 2017 we have been offering residents, community groups and schools across the wards of Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield and Rubery (North and South) opportunities to take part in a range of activities. These have included active travel, cycle maintenance & tuition classes, volunteering, food growing, sports and active hobbies. It’s all been delivered by Health for Education Service, Garden Organic, ecobirmingham, Sport Birmingham and Sustrans. We have recently published a report which shows our progress in our first year. We are delighted with the findings. The report found:

  • 25% more opportunities to be physically active in schools.
  • 20% of respondents reported positive behaviour change in relation to consumption of soft drinks and takeaways.
  • 95 people have attended training/activities to increase their skills in aspects of Move More Eat Well.

You can read the full Annual Report here.

On behalf of all those involved in Move More Eat Well – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A time for food, family and fresh air! We look forward to working with you in the New Year and provide you more information and updates in early 2019.

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Move More Eat Well in 2019

In the new year we will be offering a range of Move More Eat Well activities in schools throughout Northfield, Longbridge, Cofton and Rubery that promote healthy lifestyles. We offer:

  • Training for staff and volunteers on healthy eating; growing and cooking skills
  • Assemblies
  • Garden planning sessions
  • Healthy eating and cooking advice
  • Fundraising suggestions
  • Dr Bike
  • Learn to Ride
  • Led rides
  • Route planning sessions
  • Family walks
  • In the meantime if you would like more information about the programme, please contact:

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Winter cycling tips from Cycle South Brum

Cycling is a fantastic way to keep active – even when the weather gets colder and the days are shorter. Cycle South Brum give us their tips for Winter cycling:

  • Make sure you are visible. Wear high-vis clothing, make sure you have lights and they are kept fully charged.
  • Wrap up well – gloves are a must!
  • Find a route that suites the dark nights. One route may be fine in the morning, but you may find it a little dark in the evenings.

Fancy going out for a ride with others? On Thursday evenings Cycle South Brum run Ride Active; fun, free social cycling delivered in partnership with British Cycling. These 90 minute sessions incorporate a gentle Led Ride and also a Learn to Ride session for those who require tuition. Ride Active is ideal for anyone who is just starting to ride, is currently learning and needs practise, is returning to cycling or feels a little nervous or wobbly on a bike. The next sessions take place on Thursday 20 December 2018, Thursday 10 January 2019 and Thursday 17 January 2019. Book here.


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