Eat well feel good

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The Trinity Holistic Centre is launching a new Eat Well Feel Good programme to coincide with National Dietitians’ Week (8-12 June 2015).

Eat well feel good launch

Following the success of the Macmillan and British Dietetic Association Eat Well Feel Good programme in 2014, staff at the centre are delighted to launch a new six-week programme for 2015/16 thanks to funding from South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Eat Well Feel Good programme is designed to support those living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis or other long term condition in managing a healthy weight and making healthy food choices.

The pilot programme delivered during 2014 was incredibly well received by those who participated.

Patient Jonathon Taylor said: “It was incredibly useful and helped us all make more thoughtful food choices after my cancer diagnosis. It was really helpful to be able to share experiences with others in the group. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Refurbishment of the Trinity Holistic Centre kitchen following funding from Middlesbrough Council means that upcoming programmes will also include the opportunity to put some practical cooking skills into practice.

All sessions are developed by a professional dietitian with experience of cancer and other long term conditions and are delivered in a relaxed informal setting within the centre.Eat well feel good 2015

Heather McLean, the centre’s business manager said: “We are delighted to be able to roll out this programme following the fantastic feedback we received last year.

“We know that many people worry about their diet following a diagnosis of cancer or other long term condition and this programme is an opportunity to receive evidence-based guidance from an experienced team, share experiences and thoughts with others and have some fun in a relaxed environment.

“We are expecting the programme this year to be even more popular with the addition of practical cooking.”

To pre-register contact the Trinity Holistic Centre on 01642 854839 or email heather.mclean@stees.nhs.uk.