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Llandrillo College students join the Big Health Debate

Encouraging families to live healthier together could be one way of improving health in Wales, according to a group of students from Llandrillo College’s Llanrwst campus.
Tuesday 12 February 2013

The students were giving their opinion at the Welsh Government’s office in Llandudno Junction as part of the Big Health Debate on whether legislation could be used to improve health in Wales.

The group was keen to see more ways that families could keep healthy, including creating family activity sessions that would see parents and their children taking up physical activity and encouraging each other side-by-side.

Mike Bryon, Lecturer at Llandrillo College said:

“The group clearly have strong views about the future of public health in Wales and I’m very pleased that they were able to have the chance to debate their ideas on what can be done to better the health of the people of Wales.” 

Dr Ruth Hussey, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, said:

“Improving the health of Wales is vital and it’s something we all have an opinion on and a role to play in.

“The Welsh Government wants to know the thoughts of the nation on what steps we can take to improve people’s wellbeing in Wales and whether or not it should introduce legislation to help prevent serious health problems such as obesity and diabetes.

“I’m pleased to hear that students from Coleg Llandrillo have taken part in the discussion and I encourage more people to have their say.”

The Welsh Government’s consultation on whether new laws to improve the health of the nation should be introduced closes on 20 February.

To find out more about a potential Public Health Bill in Wales and to give your views please visit: http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/healthsocialcare/publichealth

 

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