May 30
Does Dubbo dare to open the mystery health box?

What's in the mystery health box? That's the question Dubbo residents will be able to discover when they arrive at the Make Healthy Normal Zone at this year's Dubbo Show.

The Make Healthy Normal Zone will offer an array of simple yet fun and exciting ways to discover vibrant, healthy lifestyle options. And the best bit? The Zone is free to enter.

Packed with things to do, experts will also be on hand to offer great advice on easy ways to stay active and eat healthy.

The zone will also be abuzz with outdoor activities, healthy food advice and giveaways. Race your way through the inflatable obstacle course, test your totem tennis, soccer and hula-hooping skills against family and friends for the chance to win a prizes.

And what's in the healthy box? Well that's a surprise for the day.

Scott McLachlan, Chief Executive, Western NSW Local Health District said the Make Healthy Normal Zone aimed to encourage Dubbo district kids and adults to get active in fun and easy ways, with guidance on how to choose healthy food along the way.

“We're here to prove that Showtime is just as great a time as any to make healthy normal," Mr McLachlan said.

“With more than half of the adults in NSW being overweight or obese, we are living in an environment where not eating enough fruit and vegies, too many sugary drinks or not being very active, is having a massive impact on our collective health and quality of life.

Mr McLachlan said Make Healthy Normal was about raising awareness by challenging our current perception of what's normal and offering solution-focussed steps on how to make small changes which can make a big difference to our overall health.

“Little by little, one step goes far. Gradually increasing the number of healthy choices, we make each day can lead to significantly better health outcomes."

What: The Make Healthy Normal Zone will be at the Dubbo Showground

When: Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 28 May from 9am to 4pm

Where: Dubbo Show Grounds

Cost: Entry to the Make Healthy Normal Zone is free

More info: www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au