A five-week programme aimed at ensuring all families in Bath can eat healthy meals and live active lifestyles will launch this month.

Eat Active will provide a stable healthy meal for the day to children living in our most deprived areas. We will also provide support and life-skills to the wider family unit and educate the families about a balanced diet and tips to keep motivated.

The free sessions will be delivered by Bath Rugby Foundation, the charitable arm of Bath Rugby.

Eat Active sessions will take place at Combe Down RFC on Tuesdays and Thursdays for five weeks and have been funded thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Curo Community Chest.

Acting Delivery Manager, Dan Hine, said: “Eat Active will increase confidence in parents and young people to provide balanced meals.

“We know from working within schools in these areas that holiday hunger and lack of positive activities is a big problem, our coaches will be able to continue to develop their positive relationships with the children through this work.”

While the active part of the sessions, which will involve a range of sports and activities are for youngsters (aged 5-10 and 11-16), all family members are welcome to attend and take part in the meal.

The Eat Active sessions, which have also been part-funded by a grant from the Coventry Building Society, are run in partnership with Make Lunch.

Where: Combe Down RFC, Bramble Way, Bath BA2 5DE
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from July 31st
Times: 5-10 years old – 11pm-1pm (Sport from 11am and meal from 12pm) Please note that children in this group MUST be dropped off by a responsible adult
11-16 years old – 12pm-2pm (Meal at 12pm, followed by sport)
Cost: FREE
5 weeks – Tuesday and Thursday