Here’s to your health

The Oban Times - - News -

A DAY of fun and ed­u­ca­tion was held in Clag­gan last week­end as a char­ity tried to teach the im­por­tance of eat­ing well and wast­ing less.

Lochaber En­vi­ron­men­tal Group (LEG) or­gan­ised the fun day which wel­comed more than 60 peo­ple and was sup­ported by Thrive in Lochaber, the Green­fin­ger pro­ject and Thai restau­rant Sugar and Spice, among oth­ers.

Re­becca Thoms, staff mem­ber at LEG, said: ‘It was a real com­mu­nity ef­fort. This was our first fun day and it went re­ally well, so hope­fully there will be an op­por­tu­nity to re­peat the process.’

LEG aims to en­cour­age peo­ple to think about how their ac­tiv­i­ties im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment and what they can do to im­prove that.

Ms Thoms ex­plained: ‘It can be dif­fi­cult for peo­ple who want to cook from scratch to know where to start. We wanted to teach peo­ple how to ac­cess food and how to man­age waste.

‘We had a smoothie bike and Thrive or­gan­ised a sugar bingo, where peo­ple had to de­ter­mine which prod­ucts con­tain the most sugar, which ev­ery­one par­tic­i­pated in en­joyed, es­pe­cially the kids who loved telling off their par­ents.’

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