Healthy eating sessions pay off for one local day centre user

by CWP News - 15 January 2016

A healthy eating initiative led by local NHS trust CWP has led to astonishing results for one man at a Wallasey day care centre.

Colin Brumfitt, 56, who attends the Cambridge Road Day Centre – a day service venue providing care for people with learning disabilities, has recently lost over four stone following a course of healthy eating sessions delivered by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) and Suzy Ledsham, Cambridge Road service co-ordinator.

The 12 session course, delivered weekly to service users at the day centre, aimed to support the group with their understanding of a healthy diet by focusing on important health factors such as fats and sugars, portion size, and fruit and vegetables.

Danny Acton, Health Facilitator in CWP’s Wirral Community Learning Disability Service, said: “We’re all really proud of what Colin has achieved so far and the lifestyle changes he’s made since the healthy eating initiative. He’s really keen to help motivate others to engage in exercise and make healthy food choices.”

Colin is now an identified ‘health promoter’ at the day centre, and encourages other members to follow in his footsteps by planning activities and promoting healthy messages.

Colin said: “The healthy eating sessions have really helped me lose a lot of weight and I now have a much better lifestyle. I have much more energy and don’t run out of breath anymore. I really enjoy helping others at the day centre to understand more about healthy eating and exercise. I could not have lost all my weight without the motivation and information the CWP lifestyle group provided me”.

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