Let's walk, jog, run and eat together


Co-op supports parkrun, the UK's largest running movement. Together we want to create a healthier community through exercise, food and lifestyle. Join us and the rest of your community to walk, jog, run and eat together.

Healthy Swaps

Small swaps can lead to great health benefits. We’ve got lots of ideas on how you can easily swap ingredients to make healthier meals that will give you the energy you need for your parkrun. You’ve probably got some ideas of your own and we’d love to hear about them. Tag us @coopukfood and share your favourite #HealthySwaps

Swap beige food for something more colourful - see if you can make meals with 5 different colours in to get you closer to your 5 a day

Swap a sprinkle of sugar on your breakfast cereal for a topping of fruit

Swap the snooze button for a healthy breakfast - get up early and make something to set you up for a great day

Swap eating out for eating in and try out some new recipes with friends and family

Swap being wasteful for being resourceful - be creative with leftovers this week and challenge yourself not to throw anything away

Swap sugar or sweetener in your hot drinks this week for… nothing - you’ll be amazed how much you don’t miss it!

Swap out white bread, pasta and rice for wholemeal or wholegrain alternatives. You could also swap pasta for courgette or other spiralised veg.

Swap standard potatoes for sweet potatoes this week, they have twice the fibre and twice the calcium

Swap meat for vegetables or pulses for added fibre and to get you closer to your 5 a day. This week why not try having a Meat Free Monday?

Swap fizzy sugary drinks for no added sugar drinks, water or fruit infused water - try a different fruit everyday this week to find your new favourite combination (remember to drink 6-8 glasses per day)

Keep moving in the right direction

After your parkrun is done, why not celebrate with a meal that's both delicious and healthy?