Overweight Croydon children to get lessons in weight loss on Alive n Kicking course

Croydon Council is backing the Alive n Kicking weight management programme

Croydon Council is backing the Alive n Kicking weight management programme

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Overweight children can get help to live a healthier lifestyle by attending a free weight management programme which is backed by Croydon Council.

Each Alive n Kicking (ANK) course runs over a 12 week period and is aimed at four to 12-year-olds.

The youngsters and their families will get guidance on how to develop healthier habits.

GPs, practice nurses, school nurses, health visitors, school staff and families themselves will be able to make referrals to the programme.

The council’s director of public health Dr Mike Robinson said: “This scheme is a great way of encouraging healthy eating in the home as it involves the family as a whole.

“Helping people to eat healthier and be more active is a key part of the council’s Heart Town programme to tackle coronary heart disease.”

The Weight Management Centre company is running the scheme in the borough for the next two years.

Call 020 3757 6598 or go to ank.uk.com for details.


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10:09am Thu 15 May 14

Austen - Croydon Cyclists says...

This is a start, but Croyodn council and the local health services need to work to make it easier for children and adults to lead healthier lives. Making it much easier for people to cycle is a great way of doing this. Who says? Not just organisations like London Cycling Campaign but also the British Medical Association in their publication Health Transport = Healthy Lives http://bma.org.uk/wo
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If you want to make this happen in Croydon, tell the politicians asking for your vote that you want "space4cycling" - just click on http://space4cycling
.org type in your postcode and take it from there - quick and easy.
This is a start, but Croyodn council and the local health services need to work to make it easier for children and adults to lead healthier lives. Making it much easier for people to cycle is a great way of doing this. Who says? Not just organisations like London Cycling Campaign but also the British Medical Association in their publication Health Transport = Healthy Lives http://bma.org.uk/wo rking-for-change/imp roving-and-protectin g-health/transport If you want to make this happen in Croydon, tell the politicians asking for your vote that you want "space4cycling" - just click on http://space4cycling .org type in your postcode and take it from there - quick and easy. Austen - Croydon Cyclists
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11:26am Sun 18 May 14

christhegoth says...

Let's hope it's not underfunded like normal. It's a typical Tory trick. Make all the right noises, then simply put too little money in. End result is no real change happens, as the project is just too small.
Let's hope it's not underfunded like normal. It's a typical Tory trick. Make all the right noises, then simply put too little money in. End result is no real change happens, as the project is just too small. christhegoth
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