Swindon Borough Council, is launching ‘Alive ’n’ Kicking’, a 10-week programme to encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children, young people and the family as a whole. The free sessions for 5-16 year olds will run throughout the borough and easily accessible venues from September 2014:
Infants and Juniors Programme (5-11 year olds) – Oasis Leisure Centre, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1EP
Seniors Programme (12-16 year olds) – Link Centre, Whitehill Way, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DL
Alive ‘N’ Kicking is a specialist children’s and young people’s weight management programme which adheres to best practice as proposed in the NICE guidelines.
The core of the programme is behavioural change using appropriate goals and an approach which is delivered in a supportive and empathetic way. The programme involves the whole family and includes a process for increasing physical activity in all family members and provides support, education and practical ways to improve family diet.
The primary components of the programme are healthy eating and active lives delivered in the context of making better lifestyle choices. During the programme children are put into age appropriate groups and guided by approachable and knowledgeable health experts who will inspire, motivate and support them and their families to develop healthier habits for the future, whilst making new friends along the way.
If you are interested in attending the programme or you would like to make a referral, please contact Emma Sperring on 01793 465412 or 07818 510563 or email ESperring@swindon.gov.uk . For more information about Alive ‘n’ Kicking visit the website at www.ank.uk.com