Orange Nose Day is an annual event dedicated to promoting health in the towns and cities observing it. Kids wear something orange or paint their noses orange. Events in schools and libraries are held to promote healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise and disease prevention.
I was asked to participate by speaking separately to kids and their parents/caregivers at the Bristol Children’s Library. I enjoyed both parts of the morning, reading Growing Vegetable Soup and quizzing kids on food and horticulture, and talking to parents about healthy eating.
I hope to participate in more such activities as we look to turn the tide of diabetes and obesity (diabesity) in Bristol and the surrounding towns.