Tuesday 17th March 2015
In response to popular demand, a short seminar on eating healthily on a budget will take place at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park from 1pm to 2.30pm on Saturday 21 March. The event is open to all.
The Patient Care Group (PCG), an initiative of the UCKG HelpCentre, is organising the event and will be welcoming guest speakers Janine Chin-Saunders from Haringey Health Champions Trainer Service and NHS dietician Bethan Morris.
Agnes Musikavanhu the PCG leader said: “Currently, the Department of Health and NHS are driving campaigns for a healthier UK. One of the ways of becoming healthier is through healthy eating and people need to be aware of the importance and benefits of this.”
“Our communities and others we come into contact with tell us about the challenges they face and it was decided that there was a need for this event to educate and inform the public, she added.”
She went on to say that in the current economic climate people want to know how to feed a family on a budget, and that she expects the event to attract mums in particular, although there will be plenty to interest everyone who wants to take good care of their health.
Janine Chin-Saunders’ talk will be on how to eat a healthy diet on a budget and she, together with other health trainers from Haringey Training Service will have a stand with brochures and leaflets to take away.
Complementing all this, Bethan Morris will present on what constitutes a healthy diet.
In addition, people attending the event will be able to have NHS blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol checks while they are there.
Agnes Musikavanhu concluded: “We felt that the public would benefit from having all under one roof! With people’s busy lives and time constraints, someone is less likely to go to the GP for a check, but more likely to have it done at one of these health events.”
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.
Patient Care Group is an initiative of the UCKG HelpCentre that operates from the flagship branch in Finsbury Park and a number of other branches. It comprises generous minded volunteers who are available to lessen the burden of illness on patients and their families. On request, the volunteers make regular visits to patients in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes or their own homes and are there for patients’ families if required.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.