Parents with children aged 5-7 living in Weston-super-Mare can now sign up for a free healthy lifestyle programme with their child.
The fun-filled MEND programme (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It!) will be held at Walliscote Primary School from Wednesday May 23 2012.
Developed by experts in child health and funded by NHS North Somerset, MEND 5-7 helps children who are above a healthy weight to become fitter, healthier and happier.
During the 10-week course children try new healthy snacks and take part in fun games and activities, while parents learn fun new ways to play with their child, how to stop temper tantrums and encourage healthy behaviour.
Xanne Blythe, programme manager for MEND 5-7 in Weston said: “Encouraging your child to eat healthily can be tough for parents. At MEND 5-7 parents learn how to make small changes to the food their family eats and gives them creative and fun ways to get their child more active.
“Children leave MEND with more energy and brimming with self-confidence, while parents have the confidence and enthusiasm to continue with the healthy changes long after the programme has ended. I would recommend MEND to any parent in Weston-super-Mare who is concerned about their child’s weight.”
Places are limited so if you think your child is above a healthy weight and you would like to register your family for the MEND programme please call Xanne Blythe on 01934 422 000, email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 0800 230 0263 or visit mendcentral.org.