About Newcastle Can

Newcastle Can

We all might have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to lose weight and get fit, but doing it alone can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. So let’s come together to change the way we live, work and play, and help make Newcastle the healthiest, happiest city it can be.

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In January 2017, Newcastle Can launched as a new way to tackle health and obesity. With TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the helm, and in collaboration with Newcastle City Council, the experiment aimed to encourage communities throughout the city to work together to get healthier and fitter… and to work towards one common goal: see if Newcastle could lose 100,000lbs in weight. Can we do it? We hope NEWCASTLE CAN.

Are you in Newcastle? Join the movement!

If you live or work in Tyne and Wear, please join in by updating us on your progress and making it count towards the grand total. In return, we’ll give you your own food intake diary, lots of delicious recipes, healthy eating and fitness tips, and keep you updated on what's going on in your area.

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Not from Newcastle?

Sign up to receive healthy living tips and advice.

Did you see Newcastle Can on Britain's Fat Fight with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and want to get more involved? Although you won’t be able to add your weight loss to the Newcastle Can ticker, you can still sign up to get emails from Hugh and the team with healthy eating and fitness tips, recipes to make at home and inspirational stories from around the country!

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