A NEW health food initiative to help people stay fighting fit is being rolled out by the NHS.
Change4Life’s Supermeals has been launched as part of a national campaign that will offer money off healthy ingredients such as fruit and vegetables and low-fat yoghurts at more than 1,000 supermarket stores all over the country.
A total of 100,000 copies of a cookbook by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott will also be published, containing a month’s worth of healthy recipes for under £5 each to help families make the most of the deals.
Recipe packs will also be dished out to Change4Life supporters and an online recipe finder will help people to plan their meals.
NHS North of Tyne, working on behalf of Northumberland Care Trust, is supporting the scheme in the region.
Its Public Health Consultant Dawn Scott said: “The Supermeals campaign will give us all some great ideas, enabling us to eat more affordable, healthy meals.
“Making small, simple changes as a family to eat well and be more active increases our chances of staying healthy in the future. By making very small changes, people of all ages can improve their health.
“I hope local families make good use of all the great offers, useful tips and recipe ideas available on the Change4Life website and in the new cookbook.”
For more information about the programme log onto www.nhs.uk/Change4Life