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Early Years | MEND – Mind, Exercise, Nutrition

Early years services

Our team works closely with children’s centres, nurseries and pre-schools to promote a healthier lifestyle from an early age. Support can be offered through training, resources and project development.

For more information phone 01634 333103, or e-mail ifp@medway.gov.uk

There are 2 programmes we run especially for children under 5 years.

MEND 2-4 programme

This 10 week programme is for children aged between two and four years-old. It helps families to deal with fussy eating and encourages children to eat a wider variety of foods. Sessions take place during the daytime in children’s centres and community venues across Medway. MEND 2-4 is open to all families living in Medway with a child aged 2-4 years.

For more information or to register for this programme phone 01634 333103 or e-mail mend@medway.gov.uk  

Start 4 life 1-2-1 club

Establishing a healthy lifestyle is important to encourage positive habits from an early age. Start4life is a national initiative which supports parents on key issues including breastfeeding, introducing solid foods, active play and tips on healthy foods for babies and toddlers. 

The Start4Life 1-2-1 club is a support programme for families with children under five years. It is a healthy lifestyle programme based on six behaviour changes to give you and your children the best start to life and lead healthier lifestyles.  The programme runs for 12 weeks, with two 1-2-1 appointments and personal goals to work on at home together as a family. 

If you would like more information about the Start4Life programme, Email:change4life@medway.gov.uk

Tel: 01634 333103

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