Getting Manchester Moving offered a group of children from Manchester something special for the Easter holidays – a healthy lifestyle programme at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Dina Pieri, Public Health Nutritionist, Manchester Community Nutrition Service, said: “This was a great way for children to find out about how eating well and taking part in activity makes you feel good. The children seemed to have lots of fun and so did I!”
The programme also provided the opportunity for children to sample some different ‘keep fit’ exercises such as cheerleading, boxing and salsa.
Marc Maddocks, City in the Community, said: “The activities gave the children something interesting and different to do in the Easter holidays. They learnt about all sorts relating to healthy eating and physical activity – they really got something out of it.”
The three year grant from the Football Foundation will allow City in the Community and project partners Manchester City Council and Manchester Public Health Development Service to provide a range of new activities including: match day activities; women and girls; supermarket challenges and work based fitness sessions.
Getting Manchester Moving is a unique partnership between Manchester City Football Club, Manchester Public Health Development Service and Manchester City Council and aims to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity, its benefits and where these activities can be accessed.
The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity funded by the Premier League, The Football Association, Sport England and the Government. Their mission is to improve facilities, create opportunities and build communities throughout England.
For more information on any of the Getting Manchester Moving activities please contact City in the Community on 0161 438 7711 or visit www.gettingmanchestermoving.org.