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Health trust to run free workshops in Oakham and Uppingham

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School nurses and health visitors will host a series of healthy eating sessions to promote Family Health Week.

Nutrition and dental health will be top of the list for sessions taking place in Oakham and Uppingham next week.

The scheme will be led by the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Spokesman Nicy Turney said: “We are all very excited about Family Health Week. We have created this special week to provide our workforce with an opportunity to reach out to many diverse communities, to promote our public health role, but also to provide families with important advice and signposting to help them keep themselves and their children healthy.

“We hope that families will come and visit us and join in the fun at the events taking place.”

The trust will run 30 family workshops between Monday and Friday next week.

Other topics covered at venues around Leicestershire will include physical activity, stress management, smoking and antenatal care.

The Rutland sessions will take place on Monday at Visions children’s centre in Oakham from 1-2.30pm, all day Tuesday at St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham, Wednesday from 10am until midday at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore, 12.45pm until 2.15pm at Visions children’s centre in Oakham and Friday from 9am until 5pm at Uppingham Library.

Full details of the family workshops are available at www.leicspart.nhs.uk/familyhealthweek

The events round off a health campaign last year to highlight the work of health visitors which helped attract 100 new people to the job.

 

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