Free healthy lifestyle programme for families in Rugby

The nine week programme is completely free
The nine week programme is completely free

Free courses offering families the chance to make the change to a healthy lifestyle start in Rugby in the new year.

Changemakers aims to be both fun and informative, supporting families to embrace healthy living through better diets and increased exercise.

The free nine week programme, led by a family lifestyle advisor, gives families the chance to try new, nutritional recipes and take part in different sports, such as Frisbee golf and dodgeball.

New Changemakers courses start at Henry Hinde Junior School, in Cornwallis Road, on Tuesday 12 January and Abbots Farm Junior School, in Abbotts Way, on Thursday, January 14.

Families with children from four to 12-years-old can sign up for a course, with the one-and-a-half hour sessions at both schools starting at 3.45pm.

Cllr Derek Poole, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for health, said: “Changemakers aims to make a positive impact on public health and the sessions offer advice, information and incentives to keep participants motivated.

“The new courses give families the perfect opportunity to start 2016 with a new year’s resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Changemakers has run successfully in Rugby for four years and in May was selected by Public Health Warwickshire to spearhead the county’s drive to tackle childhood obesity.

The council was awarded a two-year contract, worth £320,000, to roll out the programme across Warwickshire.

For more information on Changemakers, or to register for a course, contact the council’s family lifestyles co-ordinator on (01788) 533721 or email