Music about healthy eating could easily be quite dull and unlikely to engage people. However, more humorous songs interspersed with jokes and helpful information might work. 'Weird Al' Yankovic, highlighted above, has done a range of parodies of pop songs with lyrics about food. Some of these songs could potentially be used at health events. Similarly check out some of the tracks on the album, Menopause - The Musical. For more on using pop music click here.
Research I saw for Sunderland suggested that many people in key target groups liked crosswords. Why not produce free magazines containing a mixture of puzzles about food, recipes and advice? It is now even possible to download cheap or free software to make your own crosswords. Click here for more information.
One of the key things here would be to ensure that any comedy was done tactfully without making fun of people who are overweight . For more on using comedy click here.
There have been a number of computer games around food. For more information click here and scroll down.
As athletes footballers have become interested in diet. This may be an angle of appeal to some target groups. For more on using football click here.
Fashion and beauty
Many make over programmes on TV are about dressing people who are overweight. Local sessions on this that also include dietary advice might be popular. For more on fashion click here.
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