Castleblayney is to host a healthy families programme this January. The programme will be held in the Child Well-Being Centre and will run from January 19th - March 8th.
Cavan Monaghan Healthy Families is a fun free exciting new initiative aimed at helping families become more healthy and physically active.
At Healthy Families we target families who have children aged between 8-11 years old, who may be above their ideal weight. To identify if your child is above their ideal weight you can contact your local G.P./Public Health Nurse or the Programme Coordinator of Healthy Families Rachael at 04739029.
Healthy Families is an exciting 8 week boot camp which involves the whole family learning about healthy eating through interactive workshops and getting more physically active. During the programme the families take part in a cookery session, supermarket tour and other exciting activities. Facilitating the 8 week programme we have a team of Health Professionals who are available at any time to answer any of your queries or questions. These professionals include Physical Activity Experts, Dieticians, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.
Cavan Monaghan Healthy Families is in its second year and has since helped around 20 families living in County Monaghan and the same throughout Cavan.
The families who have completed the programme have had the following to say;
'We really enjoyed taking part in the programme as it was something we could do as a family together. It made us so aware of food and our choice. We really loved the group sessions and kids made new friends. Everyone is there for the same reason and we all helped each other'.
'We found the programme a fun way of introducing and maintaining healthy eating and physical exercises. It changed the attitude of my children when making healthy choices'.
The children's view: "I enjoyed the cooking and also when the parents joined in with the games. I enjoyed making new friends and I now am more confident." "I learned to eat healthy food and less portion and I learned to eat vegetables."
Cavan Monaghan Healthy Families is coming to Castleblayney on Tuesday January 19th to March 8th in the Child Well-being Centre starting at 6.30pm-8.30pm
Spaces are limited due to the high demand so book your place now to avoid disappointment.