Free healthy eating event coming to Preston

Posted on - 12th February, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, People, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
UCLan's campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall
The event will take place at UCLan’s campus in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A free event promoting healthy eating is taking place at UCLan.


The interactive event will see an array of experts presenting the latest thinking on four topics – diet and nutrition for healthy life and ageing, food allergies, childhood obesity, and maternal nutrition and lifestyle.

The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing – the organisation behind Preston Health Mela – has joined forces with UCLan and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to create the event.

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A spokesperson for the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing said: “We aim for the maximum possible audience involvement and interaction.

“After the presentations, members of the audience will be invited to join a group based on one of the four topics for questions and detailed discussion with the speakers concerned.

“By joining us you can be sure you will be in possession of the very latest facts and guidance to steer your family towards a healthy diet and lifestyle.”

Fruit salad Pic: silviarita from Pixabay
Pic: silviarita from Pixabay

UCLan Pro Vice-chancellor (Clinical Health and Research) Professor St John Crean said: “UCLan is delighted to contribute and support this public engagement project.

“We are committed to ensuring populations remain updated and inspired to ensure health remains at the forefront of all life decisions.”

The free event will take place on Thursday 20 February between 4.30pm and 6.30pm in UCLan’s Greenbank Lecture Theatre. Free parking on University car parks is available along with free refreshments.

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Will you be attending the event? Let us know in the comments.

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