Families are being encouraged to sign-up to the Assembly Government’s Change4Life campaign and receive their own action plan to inspire them to eat healthier and get more active during the cold winter months.
Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones, said:
“Simple changes to our lifestyle can improve our health, help us to live longer and set a good example to our children. But the winter can be a difficult time to think about taking up more physical activity. So the latest Change4Life action pack gives specific, fun ideas on how the whole family can get more active in the winter.”
Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Tony Jewell, is also challenging people to use the New Year as an opportunity to make a positive commitment to get healthier.
“Wales has amongst the highest levels of obese and overweight school-age children in Europe and North American countries,” he said.
“By signing up to Change4Life families will receive tailored practical advice and support to help improve the health of the family and to safeguard the future health of the children.”
When families sign up to Change4Life they are asked to complete a simple questionnaire about their eating and physical activity habits. Parents will then receive a free personalised action plans full of ideas, tips and advice on how to get them and their children doing more physical activity and eating more healthily. Once a family has signed up for their unique plan they will be sent more information and advice on a regular basis to help them keep up a healthier lifestyle.
The winter action pack gives loads of tips and ideas about fun ways for all the family to stay active in the winter as well as many new healthy eating recipes.