Growing Ideas and the NHS Change4Life campaign
We ran our first ever day of activities for the Isle of Wight’s Passport2Fun programme. The programme is part of the NHS Change4Life campaign and aims to help children and their families achieve a healthy weight as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. A day of outdoor Survival sessions made sure that everybody concerned got the chance to have fun, eat well and play together as a family. Despite the fairly awful weather we managed to build shelters in the woods, light fires and to do some campfire cooking too – the vegetable soup was definitely the favourite.
Erica Myers, NHS Healthy Weight Advisor and programme lead, said “a healthy lifestyle isn’t all about food; it includes wellbeing, confidence, self esteem and families working together. We had a great time building shelters, cooking soup and making fires! It was a great celebration to the end of the programme.”