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MEND PROGRAMME - FREE Healthy lifestyle course for families in Greenwich with children who are above a healthy weight.

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KirstieJackson Wed 10-Apr-13 12:39:03

MEND PROGRAMME - FREE Healthy lifestyle course for families in Greenwich.

The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) 10-week healthy lifestyle programme is available to families with children aged between 7 and 13 who are above a healthy weight. The after school sessions take place twice a week and aim to improve fitness and overall health.

On the programme, families learn how to read food labels, they are shown the effect different foods may have on their health and wellbeing as well as learn about healthy portion sizes and family routine. During the course children take part in a wide variety of fun physical activities and games to improve their fitness and self-esteem.

The FREE course was developed in partnership with child health experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Independent research conducted by the University College London?s Institute of Child Health found that children who attended the MEND programme experienced long-term health benefits, including weight loss and improvements in fitness and self-esteem.

This course equips families with skills and knowledge to become healthier and fitter for life. On the MEND programme children quickly make new friends and really enjoy trying out the different activities on offer.

For more information about the programme or to register your child please call 0208 921 5532 or visit our website greenwichhealthyliving.nhs.uk/510/healthy-lifestyle-programme-for-children-and-their-families-3/

KirstieJackson Wed 10-Apr-13 13:02:41

We have two programmes starting soon;

Venue:Waterfront Leisure Centre, Woolwich, SE18 6DL.
Dates: Monday and Thursday 6pm-8pm, starting 15th April -4th July 2013.

Venue: St. Paul’s Academy, Finchale Road, Abbey Wood, SE2 9PX.
Dates: Monday and Wednesday 6pm-8pm, starting 22nd April – 10th July 2013

Please contact Kirstie Jackson on 0208 921 5532 if you would like more information.

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