Thursday, 11 September 2008


Tuesday was the first day of MEND. This is a Lottery Funded, council run programme which helps children to get motivated to start and continue with a healthy lifestyle. It covers nutrition, exercise and the psychological effects this can have.

For children that are overweight, the aims over the 9/10 weeks of the programme will be to lose inches around the waist, rather than weight.

We have to attend twice a week for two hours at a time. The first hour will be for the children to participate in sports and games whilst the parents will be discussing the weeks goals. In the second hour the children will join in with parents discussing nutrition. There will be goals that the children will have to meet between meetings.

Today's session was just to meet everyone, get measured and to outline what the programme will set out to achieve. J is really looking forward to getting involved.

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