Healthy Living Options is a booklet that provides alternative inexpensive or free healthy activities, classes and courses in the local area. The booklet was widely accepted by GPs, health professionals and community as a useful resource to encourage healthy living.
Due to COVID-19, many of the activities were no longer available so the challenge was to provide a list of activities that could be done safely by residents staying at home.
Healthy Living Options 2020 was developed as an online resource with new activities and substitute activities without the face-to-face contact, and were offered online or telephone-based. Activities included exercise classes, dancing lessons and at-home activities providing skills and knowledge to grow your own produce.
Clinicians report that there is a belief amongst many overweight residents that they are unable to afford healthy food. To assist in the sourcing of healthy food and in providing preparation skills, a new ‘Food’ edition of Healthy Living Options has been prepared. This booklet provides a variety of websites and local facilities for the residents to use to learn to cook, find inexpensive healthy food and even be able to ‘grow their own’.
This booklet has been designed for health professionals to use with their clients and patients to provide help and support in improving their diets and those of their families.
Healthy catering menus
Click here to read our Healthy Living Options 2020 booklet.