Healthy Powerful Communities: Is your child a healthy weight?

Lots of parents don’t realise their child is overweight – but 1 in 3 kids are (that’s 10 in every class).

Scottish Sports Futures through Mytime Active has been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund as part of the ‘Healthy Powerful Communities’ project to support a range of services aiming to halt the rising levels of obesity and increase participation in physical activity.

The MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) Programme was developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the University College London Institute of Child Health and is one of the UK’s most innovative and effective obesity prevention and treatment programmes for 7 to 13 year old children (and their parents). The MEND Programme is a 10-week multi-component healthy lifestyle programme encompassing education on healthy eating, fun games to stimulate an active interest in physical activity and behaviour modification techniques to boos self-confidence.

Check if your child is a healthy weight at mendcentral.org/bmicalculator

The MEND programme will operate in partnership with the Active East programme. Communities in the East of Glasgow create some of Scotland’s most concerning social statistics with many falling within the lowest 5% of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

For more information on the programme or to make a referral please contact Jim Boyd, Programme Coordinator at jim.boyd@ssf.org.uk or 0141-588-1567

MEND

See MEND in action!

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