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Nursery Staff Given Health Training

Press Release   •   Dec 06, 2013 09:57 GMT

Rochdale Borough Council’s Public Protection Service has offered advice on how to how to maintain a healthy mind and body to nursery staff from four Fisherfield Farm nurseries.

Councillor Jacqui Beswick, Cabinet Member for Licensing and Regulatory Services at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “The council is committed to supporting the Rochdale working population to improve their health and wellbeing:”

In partnership with colleagues from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group the staff were able to meet representatives of the healthy weight team, oral health, health trainers and Link4Life.

Advice included how to stop smoking, to look after your teeth, eat more healthily and the availability of exercise opportunities within the borough. Staff also had the opportunity to have their weight and blood pressure checks taken.

They also received training on public health awareness and environmental health as part of the healthy Workplace Project, which aims to support carers in the workplace by offering the health interventions.

Jackie Hall, team leader of the Public Protection Service said ”This is a great example of partnership working to bring the skills and expertise together of health professionals to make an impact on the healthy lifestyles of people working within such sectors as the care industry."

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