The Sahara Total Lifestyle Change Challenge has helped African and Caribbean communities in Greater Manchester achieve their health and lifestyle goals.
Inspired by Dr Hibbah Osei-Kwasi’s research, The Sahara TLC Challenge was designed to deliver six months co-produced-culturally-adapted-lifestyle and weight management intervention to African and Caribbean people living in the Greater Manchester area. This was undertaken after a needs assessment showed that most people within the Greater Manchester area needed support with weight loss but also advice and practical support on how to eat healthier including increase in vegetable intake.
At the end of 24 weeks, Sarah (one of the participants), lost 16kg and had her diabetes medication drastically reduced. Many others also have a healthy weight now and are confident they will be able to maintain it.
Watch the full video – in English, Twi and Ga – to discover how this tailored nutrition and health education intervention made a positive impact on people’s lives.