Family lifestyle

Modern life doesn't encourage young people to exercise, with homework, computers, TV and safety concerns, there are plenty of reasons not to go outdoors and run around. Even at school young people are sitting for much of the day. But bodies weren't designed to sit down all the time - they need to walk, jump, run and move to be healthy, grow properly and use the right amount of energy

We want to encourage families to become healthier together, and start having fun.

If you are concerned about your child's weight you might be interested in MEND, our 10-week healthy lifestyle programme for families.

MEND supports families on a one-to-one basis and over a ten week period you can find out about eating healthily and getting more active.

If you are more interested in getting more active you should tell us. We can support you to find activities that suit your family, your budget, and that fit into a busy schedule. We'd also be happy to talk to you about stopping smoking and managing stress.


School Food Policy

During October 2015 the Supporting Healthy Weight Team are undertaking a consultation of a new School Food Policy.  The draft policy can be read here. If you would like to make a comment about the policy, or take part in the consultation, please email


For more information

About stopping smoking

About getting more active

About making healthier family lifestyle choices

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