February 26, 2019

Community Wellbeing: Healthy Eating Q&A at Pacific Epping

This morning, Northern Health hosted its first community wellbeing session with our neighbours from across the way, Pacific Epping Shopping Centre.

Dietitian, Emily Farrugia, hosted the session, discussing all things healthy eating in Q&A style, to help answer any questions the visitors and shoppers had about their diet.

Customers had the chance to get tips and advice on how to adopt smarter eating habits, and learn about Northern Health’s dietetics services in the community.

“Today was a great opportunity to engage with our local community and bust some myths around nutrition and health – it was great to see plenty of interest and provide others with a step in the right direction – with the right advice – to take charge of their health,” Emily said.

The event was the first of a series of specialised sessions, coordinated by the Northern Health Foundation, with the aim to enhance community engagement and overall wellbeing in Melbourne’s north.

Northern Health Foundation Director, Yvonne Amos, said, “Today we launched a series of health and wellbeing sessions in conjunction with Pacific Epping to further our work in helping to build a healthier northern community. Thank you to all who supported us today and we look forward to the next event in March.”

The next session will be focused on ‘mums and bubs’. Stay tuned…