In partnership with St Helens Council Public Health Saints Foundation deliver the Change 4 Life initiative, which is a successful diet and exercise programme.
Trained NHS staff and Saints Community Coaches run it. The free fun sessions are aimed at children aged 4-13 years who are above a healthy weight and their families.
The programme helps children:
- Learn about healthy eating
- Take part in fun activity sessions
- Understand portion sizes
- Talk about junk food, snacks and treats
Overweight children are more likely to grow up into overweight adults. Your child’s weight matters, because it can affect their health now and in the future. There are simple steps you can take, with the appropriate support to hand, to help your child move towards a healthy weight.
Change 4 Life sessions are held in the evenings once a week for six weeks and last one hour and a half. The confidential sessions look closely at a mix of healthy eating and physical activity and will help your child to choose healthier snacks and treats, get more active, improve confidence and understand portion sizes.