MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) is a free
lifestyle programme helping children and their families lead
healthier lives. Developed by experts in child health, MEND is
families with children aged up to 13-years-old. If you live or go
to school in Medway, why not join us by following the links
MEND programmes offer a fun and creative environment for
families to learn how to make healthier lifestyle choices and
ensure their children have the best possible start in life.
Three MEND programmes run in Medway:
- The MEND 2-4 programme is for children aged
between two and four-years-old. It helps families 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.
- The MEND 5-7 programme is for children aged
between five and seven-years-old who are above a healthy weight for
their age. The programme helps families develop healthier habits
and sets goals and rewards to encourage healthy
- The MEND 7-13 programme is aimed at children
aged between 7 and 13-years-old who are above a healthy weight for
their age. The sessions allow families to explore healthy
behaviours while having fun, being active, boosting confidence and
self esteem. Sessions are run after school and use fun games,
exercises and theory to promote a healthy lifestyle.
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Mend 2-4 is open to all families living in
Medway with children aged between 2 and 4 years to enjoy.
Mend 5-7 and Mend 7-13
programmes have restricted access and are only available for
children living in Medway, who are above a healthy weight for their
age and are aged between 5 and 13 years.
When registering it is important to know your child’s height and
weight before starting the programme. You can do this at home or
ask your GP Surgery or School Nurse.
Once children have graduated from a MEND programme, they have
access to a range of exclusive healthy lifestyle services to help
them maintain the changes they have made. The MEND graduates scheme
includes monthly activity sessions, holiday events, trips and
even discounts on local services.
Click here to
find out more about being a MEND graduate.
For more information
- Phone: 01634 333 741
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online: Change4Life
has loads of small, easy steps you can make to help your family
lead a healthier lifestyle. Visit the website and sign up to
get your own action plan and Change4life freebies!