MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!)
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) family oriented free programmes with an emphasis on fun fitness, obesity and heart disease prevention.
MEND 2-4 is aimed at promoting good early years nutrition. It delivers a combination of active and creative play, food exposure techniques and parent/carer workshops on healthy lifestyle topics. Each programme has a weekly 1.5 hour session for 10 weeks. Parents or carers need to attend the sessions, which are run in school hours, with the children.
MEND 7 - 13 targets children whose weight is above the healthy range for their height. It offers families a non-threatening approach to weight management and lifestyle changes. It provides 2 hours of physical activity per week in a safe and fun setting. Each programme comprises of 20x2 hours after-school group sessions over 10 weeks:
- 1 hour of fun education for children – nutrition and motivation skills
- 1 hour of exercise for children
- 1 hour of motivational or further nutritional training for parents
For more information about the programmes or to refer please contact: Jocelyne Jones, MEND Programme Manager on 01633 647420.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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