Derby City Life Links were invited to attend Derby FitFest on Saturday 30 March at Derby Arena. Organised by Sonam Sandhu, the event aimed to highlight the link between physical wellbeing and mental health.
Our team members Helen and Julia, alongside volunteers Peter and John, spent the afternoon talking to attendees about the link between food and mood. The team also treated attendees to some healthy recipes and snacks, as well as providing them with nutritional information, and facts about how food affects our emotions.
We worked with a nutritionist to develop our stand for the event. We had lots of exciting, interactive activities, like guessing how much sugar is in popular drinks such as Lucozade and Coca Cola (you might be surprised by the numbers, we certainly were!). We all had a great time meeting other organisations, hearing speeches and enjoying the exercise workshops.
The event is leading to exciting new things, as Derby City Life links is now planning on developing and delivering a recovery education course on food and mood. So watch this space!