Supporting children and adults with a learning disability to enjoy a healthier lifestyle will be the order of the day at an upcoming NHS Fife event.
‘Healthy Eating, Healthy Living’ is being held to inform adults with a learning disability, parents or carers, and organisations across Fife that support children or adults with a learning disability, what local resources and services are available to promote and maintain physical activity and healthy eating.
The event is being held at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, on September 10 and will feature various presentations, demonstrations, workshops, and interactive physical activity taster sessions.
NHS Fife has been engaging with innovative new ways to support those with a learning disability including one of its most recent innovations which was the publication of the LD Cookbook. The book, which will be displayed at the event, is a pictorial catalogue of 30 simple, cost effective and healthy recipes.
Gail Brown, learning disability dietician at NHS Fife, said: “I am delighted this event is being held in Fife as it is often fed back that parents or carers are relying too heavily upon second hand information regarding the support that is available to them.
“Healthy Eating, Healthy Living provides an opportunity to address this and act as a one-stop-shop for advice and support. Resources such as the LD Cookbook are fantastic tools that enable people who possess limited literacy skills to take engage with things that other people may take for granted.”