Media students promote healthy eating

By Charlotte Orwin

SWEET SUCCESS  Media production students giving away your five a day
Media production students giving away your five a day

Media students are promoting healthy eating by giving away free fruit and veg at DMU.

Media Production students are promoting “Health for Students” by giving away fresh fruit and vegetables on the De Montfort university campus.

Emily Mclernon, a third year media student, said: “People have a perception that all students eat unhealthily. We are trying to change that. We are promoting healthier eating by giving away fruit pots.

“All of the food on the stall was bought for £10 from Leicester Market, so we are showing people that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive and can support the local trade too.”

The event is part of a weeklong campaign by the students to highlight the benefits of healthy eating. The stall is giving away fresh, healthy snacks today and tomorrow until two o’clock.

A stall has been set up outside the campus centre at De Montfort University where students are giving away fruit, vegetables and yoghurt pots.

Emily said: “All this took us about ten minutes to put together so it was fast but healthy. People think only unhealthy food can be quick, so we are trying to change their minds and encourage them to eat more healthily.”

The final event of the week is a lecture is being held by the media production team on campus this Friday at 12pm to discuss low carb awareness. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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