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Healthy eating habits focus of Quick Chef Challenge

Campbelltown Council has partnered with Woolworths Ingleburn to encourage healthy eating habits.

The Quick Chef Challenge is supported by NSW Health and is the first free event of its kind to be delivered by council as part its commitment to supporting the health of the community and reducing childhood obesity across the area. 

Last year, council joined with the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) to combat rates of obesity in children by delivering the SWSLHD childhood overweight and obesity prevention and management action plan.

“It is a priority of council to provide opportunities for residents to lead healthy, active lifestyles that have a positive influence on their wellbeing,” says Mayor George Brticevic.

“We recognise that there are a number of factors that contribute to childhood obesity and are committed to engaging families to make healthy diet decisions,” Cr Brticevic said.

Professional chef, Sonya Moulang, pictured here, will be cooking meals and showing how easy it can be to throw together a tasty, healthy and affordable meal and involving anyone who wants to show off their cooking skills during the sessions. 

There will be an activity table for children at each session. Everyone who attends a presentation will go into the draw to win an Air Fryer or a $50 Woolworths Gift Card.

The sessions will be held 11am-11.30am and 12.30pm-1pm, on Wednesday, January 23 and 11am-11.30am and 12.30pm-1pm, Thursday, January 24.

Details are on council’s website, www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

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Float on a pool ring and watch Disney-Pixar’s animated classic, Finding Nemo when Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre is transformed into an outdoor cinema for Floovies on Saturday, February 9.

Nemo’s underwater adventure will be shown on a 12sqm screen beside the pool which people can watch while floating on the water or from a chair or blanket around the pool on dry land.

Floovies starts at 6pm and the Finding Nemo movie willscreen from 6.30pm.

The cost is pool admission, which is $6.50 for adults, $4 for children and young people aged six to 17 years and free for children under six years of age.

Inflatable pool rings can be hired from 6pm at a cost of $3 but numbers are limited.

People are unable to bring their own pool inflatables for safety reasons and to ensure everyone can see the movie screen. 

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