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New programme encourages kids to get active in Darlington
4:23pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
A NEW programme promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for families in Darlington gets underway this month.
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition... Do it) is a free, ten week course running at the Dolphin Centre from September 24.
The programme is aimed at families with children aged seven to 13 who are above a healthy weight and is designed to support them to become fitter and healthier through twice-weekly sessions.
During the after-school sessions, children will learn about how different foods affect their health and will be given the chance to take part in a range of physical activities, while parents will be taught about healthy portion sizes and be invited to swap tips with other families on the course.
Adam Walker, the programme’s manager for Darlington said: “Following a fantastic summer full of sporting activity, MEND encourages children to be more active by giving them the opportunity to try out new sports in a fun and supportive environment.
“The programme helps children to become more confident, healthier and happier”.
With one in three children in the UK above a healthy weight, MEND was developed in partnership with child health experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital to combat child obesity in a cost-effective way.
For more information on MEND contact email@example.com or call 01325-254370.