Fairfield City one of three councils to engage in healthy living campaign

Published Thursday, 16th February 2017

Residents can keep track of how many kilojoules they burn with easy to read signage at Endeavor Reserve and Fairfield Adventure Park.

The signage at Endeavor Reserve in Canley Vale contains the Make Healthy Normal message, ‘Be active every day’, and includes information about walking distance and kilojoules burned while using the shared pathway.

Benches at Fairfield Adventure Park will be labelled with the message, ‘Sit less and move more’, to encourage adults supervising their children to get active as well.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said Fairfield City Council has a strong history of encouraging citizens to lead healthier lives.

“This signage complements our continued investment in ‘healthy infrastructure’ from our recently opened Obstacle Course in the Fairfield Park Precinct to numerous gyms in parks across the City,” he said.

Mayor Carbone said that Council has worked closely with NSW Health to determine ways to promote the Make Healthy Normal initiative among the Fairfield community.

“Fairfield City is proud to work with NSW Health in promoting the Make Healthy Normal initiative through the installation of signage at two community parks,” he said.

Fairfield City Council is one of three Local Government Areas in NSW to engage in this State Government health initiative to promote healthier living.

NSW Health’s Make Healthy Normal campaign aims to help people make simple food and activity changes to tackle the state’s overweight and obesity problem.

Visit www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au to find out more about the program.

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Media enquiries: Ryan Auberson-Walsh, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au