Healthy living programme kick-starts New Year for Crawley families
Crawley children can kick-start a fitter, healthier, happier 2011 with a free fun and healthy lifestyle club starting this month.
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) is open to children who are above a healthy weight and their families; helping them to learn how to eat more healthily and getting youngsters involved in regular fun sessions of physical activity.
Matt Laird, MEND’s Programme Manager for Crawley, says: “Attending MEND is a great way to kick-start a fitter, healthier and happier year for the whole family. MEND makes a real difference to children’s lives. Through encouraging them to be more active and choose healthier options – kids lose weight while their confidence increases.
“It’s a fun, free way for families to improve their health and fitness. I would recommend it to any parent in Crawley who is concerned about their child’s weight and would like them to have a healthier start to 2011.”
As a way to tackle childhood obesity locally, NHS West Sussex and Crawley Wellbeing is providing MEND free of charge to families in Crawley
MEND has helped over 20,000 families become fitter, healthier and happier and is aimed at children aged seven to 13 who are above a healthy weight. It consists of two hourly after-school sessions twice a week for ten weeks. Each session includes a one hour interactive workshop for children and parents and a one hour fun physical activity session for the kids while parents have a discussion around health.
MEND’s 10-week healthy living course will take place at Thomas Bennett School, and is due to start on 24/1/11.
If you think your child is above a healthy weight and you would like to register for a place on MEND’s fun, free, healthy lifestyle course, call 01293 585350 or visit www.crawley.gov.uk/activekids