Co-op has partnered with parkrun UK, who organise free, weekly, timed 5k events, across the country. Together we want to create a healthier community through exercise, food and lifestyle by providing #HealthySwaps ideas.

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Already registered? Pledge to #HealthySwaps

What is parkrun?

parkrun organise nearly 2,000 weekly, 5k events all around the world. They are open to everyone whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer. You only need to register once to participate in any event - use the events page to find your nearest parkrun.

What is #HealthySwaps?

When 50% of your parkrun attendance have pledged to #HealthySwaps, the Co-op will visit your parkrun with healthy food boxes containing food and recipes to keep you healthy, as well as vouchers for your local store. We'll also be making a donation to your parkrun, helping the event with the materials it needs.

Take a look at our healthy swaps to improve your lifestyle

Get closer to your 5 a day by making meals with 5 different colours

Get set for a great day, don’t hit the snooze button, get up early instead and have a healthy breakfast - try the banana bread recommended by parkrun

Top your cereal with fruit instead of a sprinkle of sugar

Swap white bread, pasta and rice for wholemeal or wholegrain alternatives. Also, try spiralised courgette as an alternative to pasta

Get creative with leftovers and challenge yourself not to throw anything away

Try meat free Mondays, swap meat for vegetables or pulses to add more fibre to your diet and get you closer to your 5 a day - try the buffalo cauli burgers recommended by parkrun

Try sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, they have twice the fibre and twice the calcium

Use sweetener instead of sugar in your hot drinks

Swap fizzy sugary drinks for no added sugar and sugar free drinks or water instead