A successful healthy weight management programme for children and families is back this April, providing support to help them make small positive lifestyle changes.
Wiltshire Council’s Healthy Me programme is a fun and free 10 week programme for children aged 7 to 11 and their families. The programme educates families all about nutrition and physical activity, to help them become healthier, and ultimately reach and maintain a healthy weight and increase their confidence as a result.
The course covers topics such as five a day, sugars and fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, the importance of hydration, shopping on a budget, making healthy packed lunches and many more. All of this is backed up with fun physical activities such as a supermarket sweep hunt, scootering, swimming, hall games, organised walks and many more themed activities to help reinforce what the families have learnt.
John Goodall, consultant in public health for Wiltshire Council, said: “Our Healthy Me programme provides a fun, interactive way to support families every step of the way to a healthier way of life.
“It’s all carried out in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment, and the positive results we see at the end of the programme are inspiring.”
The next course dates are:
– From 25 April – Chippenham, The Olympiad on Tuesdays at 4.15pm to 5.45pm
– From 26 April – Trowbridge, Trowbridge Sport Centre on Wednesdays at 4.30pm to 6pm.
- From 26 April – Salisbury, Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre on Wednesdays at 4:30pm to 6pm.
- From 27 April – Devizes, Devizes Leisure Centre on Thursdays at 4:15pm to 5:45pm
For further information and to book a place, people should email email@example.com or call 01225 716674.