A new initiative is set to serve as a wake up call to people in Norwich as organisations and individuals across the city are urged to improve their health and wellbeing.

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A new initiative is set to serve as a wake up call to people in Norwich as organisations and individuals across the city are urged to improve their health and wellbeing.

Healthy Norwich aims to tackle issues including life expectancy, sexual health, drug and alcohol misuse, and living conditions.

The scheme, run jointly by Norwich City Council, Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group, Norwich Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) and Norwich and Waveney Public Health, is asking people across the city to make a pledge to either live a healthier life themselves or enable others to do so.

Launching Healthy Norwich today, city council leader Brenda Arthur said: “The picture of Norwich is often described as a tale of two cities. Norwich is a dynamic, contemporary city and a major regional service centre with a diverse business base and thriving knowledge economy.

“Yet it is the second most deprived local authority area in the East of England with multiple ‘deprivation factors’.

“Life expectancy for men and women varies across the area, we have low GCSE attainment, high rates of mental health problems and high teenage pregnancy.

“In order to address this, action is required by a range of organisations and individuals.”

For more, see tomorrow’s paper.

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  • Great to hear that there is a new health initiative about to be launched in Norwich. We at Big C support it and are eager to get involved: As part of what we do and represent we: • have always known about the link with a nutritious diet and health • also recognise some of the challenges for people to access a healthy diet • believe that making goals and vocalising them - as in a pledge - can be an effective tool in helping people to change their lives for the better • offer written, verbal and practical information including hands on workshops to help people understand what is a healthy diet and how they can help themselves to have a healthy diet - using our fully functioning kitchen at our Great Yarmouth centre. As well as this we are running sessions at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Big C centre with a dietician - group sessions. If you want to be more involved then our herbal and nutritional workshop will be held in Great Yarmouth in March. Facilitated by a qualified herbalist and a qualified nutritionist. Further information and to book a place ring the GY Centre 01493 855297. Please call 01603 401606 to chat about how we can get involved, or help with this initiative.

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    Big J At Big C

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Great to hear that there is a new health initiative about to be launched in Norwich. We at Big C support it and are eager to get involved: As part of what we do and represent we: • have always known about the link with a nutritious diet and health • also recognise some of the challenges for people to access a healthy diet • believe that making goals and vocalising them - as in a pledge - can be an effective tool in helping people to change their lives for the better • offer written, verbal and practical information including hands on workshops to help people understand what is a healthy diet and how they can help themselves to have a healthy diet - using our fully functioning kitchen at our Great Yarmouth centre. As well as this we are running sessions at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Big C centre with a dietician - group sessions. If you want to be more involved then our herbal and nutritional workshop will be held in Great Yarmouth in March. Facilitated by a qualified herbalist and a qualified nutritionist. Further information and to book a place ring the GY Centre 01493 855297. Please call 01603 401606 to chat about how we can get involved.

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    Big J At Big C

    Friday, February 15, 2013

  • Nice to see an article free from MPs’ soundbites, but on the other hand how utterly disgusting to see Freeman, Smith, and Simpson using a tragic accident and death of a woman to bolster their campaign for A47 “improvements”. Are there no depths to which these people will stoop to get themselves some favourable press coverage?

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Friday, February 15, 2013

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