Diet consultant helps NHS staff in Peterborough stay healthy with snack donations

Pharmacy given nutritious meals as a thank you for hard work during pandemic

Sunday, 7th June 2020, 6:00 am

A diet consultant has been helping the fight against the coronavirus by donating supplies to NHS staff and frontline workers.

In her latest donation, Georgette Louis - an independent consultant with The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan - handed over bags of snacks and nutritious meals to staff at Peterborough’s Edith Cavell Hospital’s pharmacy.

The donation was made as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, highlighting the effect the current pandemic is having on many people’s mental health and the importance eating well has on overall wellbeing.

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Staff at Edith Cavell Hospital pharmacy take delivery of the 1:1 diet meals and snacks courtesy of consultant Georgette Louis

As well as donating products, Georgette, who is based in Crowland and has clients across the Spalding, Peterborough and Stamford areas, offers a 10 per cent discount on the weekly 1:1 Diet Step programme to NHS and blue light workers, to make staying fit and healthy as easy and affordable as possible.

She said: “I have always offered the discount to our NHS workers because, to be honest, where would we be without them?

“The situation we now find ourselves in actually demonstrates that more than ever - so this is just my small way of saying thank you.”

Georgette is also encouraging those who have packed on a few extra pounds during lockdown to get in touch.

Figures published by The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan suggest that almost half of Brits have put on weight during lockdown, with 16 per cent putting on more than 5lbs and two per cent putting on more than a stone.

Some of the reasons given include comfort eating, being bored, lack of routine, less exercise, drinking more alcohol and feeling more stressed or anxious.

Almost half of those asked said they had become more aware of their health since the pandemic began.

Almost half (45 per cent) said they intended to increase the amount of exercise they were doing, 41 per cent said they would change what they were eating, 21 per cent said they would cut down on alcohol and 16 per cent said they would be considering starting a diet plan or programme.

You can contact Georgette on 07764 444235 or email [email protected]

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