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Be healthy, be happy as specialist market returns to Stockton

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Food, fitness and fun returns to Stockton High Street this Friday as Stockton Council once again hosts its ‘health’ specialist market.

From 10am to 3pm tomorrow (Friday 30 May), Stockton High Street will be brought to life with a whole range of exciting activities for people of all ages to help improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.

There will be opportunities to watch a variety of delicious cooking demonstrations and get advice on preparing healthy, inexpensive meals for the whole family to enjoy.

Local chef Matty Brown will be serving some dishes of his own which shoppers can sample from his demonstration kitchen and there will be plenty of hints and tips for anyone who would like to try their hand at growing their own fruit and vegetables at home.

Children can also join in the fun and get to grips with the climbing wall or receive some tips on improving their football skills with coaching from Stockton West End football club.

With information on hand from a range of health and wellbeing organisations including More Life, Cancer Research UK and Go Herbal Life, visitors to the market will be able to speak to health experts and pick up a wide range of leaflets, professional advice and information to improve health and nutrition.

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: “We are delighted to bring the Food, Fitness and Fun market back for a fourth time as part of our specialist market programme. The programme really complements the weekly traditional markets and offer something a bit different for visitors and shoppers in the Town Centre.”

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: “This market is a fun and friendly way for people of all ages to learn about making healthy choices. Whether you would like would like to learn how to prepare healthy meals or would like to get some tips on how you can improve your fitness then head to the free market on Friday to find out more.”

The Health market is part of Stockton Council’s extensive programme of specialist markets which take place throughout the year.

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