Nutritionist offers expert tips on healthy eating to young people in Derbyshire
Published by kerri smith for Reach the People Charity in Housing and also in Communities, Health
A professional nutritionist has been recruited to help young people in Derbyshire learn how to look after themselves by eating healthily.
Freelance nutritional therapist Sue Brough is working with Trident Reach the People Charity, which supports vulnerable people across the Midlands, with its Healthy Eating Programme in Swadlincote.
The initiative benefits local people in the community by providing free cooking lessons, health advice, further learning support, exercise classes and social events.
Activities are based at Chrysanthemum Court, Trident Reach’s service for young people in Swadlincote.
Sue focuses on teaching people about how they can feel and look healthier by improving their diet. She said: “I am passionate about my work in the community and dedicated to helping people with their diet.
“As a nutritional therapist, I formulate specific dietary plans for each client based on their symptoms. Many of these dietary and lifestyle suggestions are also very important in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
“So I am thrilled to be working with Trident Reach to offer this information to those within the broader community, giving people the opportunity to optimise their health and reduce the risks of developing these diseases in the future.”
Programme Coordinator Jane Strand, from Trident Reach, said: “Even I didn’t realise that changing just a few things in your diet could make such an impact on your energy levels and how you feel. We are very lucky to have Sue’s input on this programme.”
Healthy Eating Programme activities have so far included cooking sessions, gym visits and “shopping on a budget” workshops.
There are still places available on its next course which includes all food and equipment, as well as the chance to learn in a state-of-the-art kitchen at Chrysanthemum Court in Plummer Road, Newhall.
Anyone interested in finding out more, so they can improve their diet by learning to cook healthy and nutritious meals, can contact Jane on 01283 226136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trident Reach provides a range of care and support services to help vulnerable people all over the Midlands region, including the homeless, the elderly, young people, those with disabilities and women fleeing domestic abuse.
For more information about Trident Reach’s work and how to get involved, contact 0121 226 5800