Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice

MEND

MEND

The Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it! Programme is an exciting opportunity for families who want to be more active and learn about healthy eating. Each week, everyone attends an interactive hour-long workshop as a group.  Children spend the second hour doing physical activity in a friendly, safe and non-judgmental environment while the adults discuss specific topics in more detail together. 

The MEND Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives. Our focus is on changing the behaviors that cause overweight and obesity through our MEND 7-13 Program.

What kinds of things do we learn about on MEND?

  • Reading and understanding food labels
  • How much fat and sugar is in our food?
  • Kids get more active with our fun exercise sessions
  • Cooking on a budget
  • What is the right sized portion for our family?
  • Fussy eating and much, much more…

Children also get a free t-shirt, water bottle, bag and folder with tips to help the whole family become fitter, healthier and happier!

Please note a parent or carer must accompany the child to every session. Other siblings above the age of 5 years are welcome to join us if they are supportive. Each place on a MEND programme is worth £400 but thanks to funding from Families First, it is FREE for you and your family.

So if you are concerned that your child may be above a healthy weight then contact us today.

Email: Nutrition.Skillsforlife.cav@wales.nhs.uk or

Tel: 029 2090 7699

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