New Services to Tackle Childhood Obesity Across Central London!

Mytime Active has been commissioned by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council to offer a range of free healthy lifestyle services across the three boroughs.

The Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do It! (MEND) sessions provide nutritional advice and guidelines, alongside fun exercise games and activities. All sessions are tailored to participant needs and capabilities and are delivered in local community venues such as Children’s Centres and schools. Services commence from 3rd August 2015.

The services to be provided by Mytime Active include:

  • Prevention programmes open to all- MEND Mums, MEND 2-4 years
  • Healthy Weight Management Programmes for children above a healthy weight- MEND 5-7, MEND 7-13, MEND Teens
  • Advice and guidance for early years settings and schools as part of the Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Years Awards
  • Delivery of fun Healthy Eating and Physical Activity sessions in selected schools
  • Working with Environmental Health Departments to improve the quality of local food via the Healthier Catering Commitment
  • Workforce training for frontline staff
  • Promotion of Healthy Start Vitamins and the Healthy Start Scheme

Mytime Active is the UK’s leading provider of family healthy lifestyle and weight management programmes in local communities.

 

To refer a child please:

 Freephone: 0800 230 0263 / Tel: 0208 323 1725

Secure eFax: 0207 117 4294

 

For further information about the services:

Freephone: 0800 230 0263 / Tel: 0208 323 1725

email info@mytimeactive.co.uk

or see the website http://www.mytimeactive.co.uk/mend

Further information about the services 

MEND Mums

Who?

Post-natal women with a baby up to 2 years. 

When?

Once a week, for 1.5 hours, for six weeks.

What?

A fun and interactive post natal weight management programme for new mums incorporating energy boosting workouts and great nutrition tips to help establish healthy habits for life.

MEND 2-4 years

Who?

Children aged 2-4 years and their parents/carers.

When?

Once a week, for 1 hour, for six weeks.

What?

All activities are linked to nutrition, active play or behaviour change. Including: healthy family habits, portion sizes, reading food labels, food exposure techniques and reducing screen time.

One to Ones

Who?

Parents with children aged 0-4 years, for whom a group programme is not suitable or have additional needs.

When?

Ad-hoc as and when required, for 30 minutes at a time.

What?

Tailored advice from a Dietitian on a range of nutritional topics.

MEND 5-7

Who?

Children aged 5-7 years who are above a healthy weight and their parents/carers.

When?

Once a week, for 1.75 hours, for ten weeks.

What?

All activities are linked to nutrition, active play or behaviour change. Including: understanding fats and sugars, goal setting and rewards.

MEND 7-13

Who?

Children aged 7-13 years who are above a healthy weight, and their parents/carers

When?

Twice a week, for 2 hours, for ten weeks.

What?

All activities are linked to nutrition, physical activity or behaviour change. Including: learning to read food labels, an interactive supermarket tour and goal setting.

MEND Teens

Who?

Young people aged 13-18 years who are above a healthy weight, and their parents/carers*

When?

What?

We will work with young people across the three boroughs to design an intervention which they buy in to.

*Parental involvement not mandatory at every session

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