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Moray Food Plus running cooking and exercise projects at Transition Town Forres to improve health and wellbeing

By Garry McCartney

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Rising pies at Transition Town Forres.
Rising pies at Transition Town Forres.

THE region’s food charity is running new projects in Forres aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of local men.

Moray Food Plus has started two new groups at Transition Town Forres (TTF), Bogton, where up to six participants at a time cook, eat together and get a little exercise.

Moray Food Plus development officer Andy Bentley confirmed Guys and Pies (making pies, eating and chatting) is already fully booked but athlEAT still has spaces.

He said: “Despite the name, you don’t need to be an athlete to take part. In fact, the sessions are aimed at those who aren’t that active, those who would benefit most from increased activity levels.

“The sessions will begin with the group preparing a simple, nutritious meal using low-cost, accessible ingredients. We’ll then complete an exercise session suitable for any level of fitness, before sitting to share the meal we prepared.”

Exercise after baking but before before eating is encouraged!
Exercise after baking but before before eating is encouraged!

Moray Food Plus is attempting to tackle an increase in low mental wellbeing generated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The charity is piloting 10-week blocks and received £5000 from the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund to run 30 sessions and support those on low income who feel unable to take part as they cannot afford suitable clothing.

Interested parties should call Moray Food Plus on 01343 208293.

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