22 August 2008>
8-year-old Nia Garnett is celebrating, having recently won a fantastic weekend break for herself and her family to Pontins.
Nia, from Newbridge, won the prize, having completed a quiz at this year's Big Cheese festival on the dangers of smoking and drinking alcohol.
Caerphilly County Borough Council's Trading Standards and Health Improvement teams worked under the "Health Challenge Caerphilly CB" banner at the recent Big Cheese festival, to highlight the importance of taking small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
In addition, the Health Challenge Caerphilly CB partnership works towards the following priority themes:
- Accident and injury prevention
- Physical activity
- Healthy schools
- Healthy workplaces
- Tobacco control
- Sexual health
- Mental health and well-being promotion
- Healthy communities
Cabinet member for the environment, Cllr Lyn Ackerman, who presented Nia with her prize recently said, "Health Challenge Caerphilly CB is a call to everyone in the local area to do as much as they can to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.
The initiative delivers important health messages to all sections of the community, and it is extremely refreshing to see that someone as young as Nia has such a fantastic knowledge and interest of healthy living related issues and I hope that the Garnett family thoroughly enjoy their break to Pontins!"
Health Challenge Caerphilly CB is a partnership involving Caerphilly Teaching Local Health Board, Caerphilly Public Health Team, voluntary organisations, the police, the fire service, the private sector, Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust and Caerphilly County Borough Council. Its aim is to promote healthy living and awareness about the importance of health and wellbeing in the community.
For further information, please contact Sian Wolfe-Williams on 01495 234501.
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