If your New Year’s resolution has been to make some lifestyle changes and eat more healthily, then a nutrition fair being run by students from the University of Chester might be the extra motivation you need to get started.
The event is being hosted by final year human nutrition and dietetic students and will enable visitors to find out more about what they eat and drink, as well as explore different ways to stay healthy.
Taking place on Monday, February 8 from noon-2pm in the Small Hall on the university’s Parkgate Road Campus, experts will be on hand to offer healthy lifestyle advice, free food tasting, games and interactive activities to help encourage people to think about ways they can lead a healthier life.
Students with the most creative and inspiring stall will be presented with a special award.
The innovative prize is being sponsored by Mellor’s Catering Services, and the prize for the best leaflet is sponsored by local employer, HealthBox CIC, provider of a range of services benefiting the local community.
Stalls at the Nutrition Fair 2016 will include:
Pouring on the Pounds – Aimed at increasing awareness of calories in alcoholic beverages, and encouraging the public to monitor their intake and reduce excessive drinking.
Choose 2 Infuse – Focused on innovative alternatives to sugary drinks and ensuring healthy hydration.
Gluten-free for tea? – Recipes and gluten-free samples, to promote tasty food with a focus on nutrients, in which coeliacs can be deficient.
Eat Well for Less – Aimed at showing how a healthy diet can be achieved without spending excess time and money on food.
Marion Ankcorn, a third-year nutrition and dietetic student, whose fair stall Rainbow Warriors claimed the Innovation Prize in 2013 said: “We were bowled over to win the prize – it has been great to be part of something where you can see all the different ideas and we can learn so much from looking at everyone else’s stalls – it has been a fantastic event!”
For more information about the Nutrition Fair 2016, contact the Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01244 513090.