Page updated: 29 Jul 2010
MEND - Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do IT!

Child weight management


MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) is a free course for families with children aged five to 13 years-old, whose weight is above the healthy range for their age and height.  It runs twice a week after school for ten weeks. 

The programme helps children and their families manage their weight better and lead healthier lives by teaching them how to eat a balanced diet and how to become more active.  Each two hour session includes one-hour of fun games for the children and a one-hour healthy lifestyle workshop for the whole family.

NHS Swindon commission Swindon Borough Council leisure services to run the MEND programme.  Families have the choice of attending the programme at Dorcan Recreation Complex on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm -7pm, the Link Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm.  MEND also runs at Seven Fields Primary School every Thursday from 3:45-5:30pm.

For further information about the MEND programme, please contact:

Emma Creighton
Tel:  0781 851 0563 
Email:  ECreighton@swindon.gov.uk

Or visit the MEND website or the Challenge Swindon website.

Swindon CCG, Floor five, David Murray John Building, Brunel Centre, Swindon, SN1 1LH Tel: 01793 444614 or 01793 444655