Liam Ahearn, Chairperson of Tipperary Education and Training Further Education and Training Committee; Gillian Quinn Guest Speaker, Paul Peters Kick-start Programme, Bernard Prendergast Kick-start Programme, Veronica Crowe Tipperary ETB, Bernard Sweeney Kick-start Programme, Tara Farrell Chairperson AONTAS, Niamh O Reilly CEO AONTAS.
Congratulations to TETB’s Community Education Kickstart Your Way to A Healthy Lifestyle Programme for Men in South Tipperary which has won the 2019 Aontas Star Award on 4th March 2019 in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Veronica Crowe, Community Education Facilitator entered the project under the Health and Wellbeing category which is open to adult learning initiatives that support increased health and wellbeing for participants such as mental health, physical activity and nutrition.
This programme ran in partnership with ETB, Place for U and other stakeholders. The Men’s Health and Wellbeing programme was launched in Clonmel in September 2017 and was endorsed by senior hurling manager Michael Ryan.
30 men were given the opportunity to experience how small lifestyle changes such as becoming more active, eating a balanced diet, drinking responsibly and quitting smoking can lead to positive healthy benefits. The programme concentrated on Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle and Cookery. These programmes were delivered by expert tutors provided by ETB, Harley Barnes, Martin Coughlan who delivered a professional, coordinated and fun filled programme outline.,
Moyle Rovers GAA provided the premises for the men to participate in the Fitness alongside of the VHI who provided the free screening of BMI, Cholesterol.
Well done to everyone on this achievement!