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Family healthy weight management programme making a difference 07/03/11 – [W]

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales announced that children and young people who took part in the first all-Wales weight management programme, are exercising more, eating healthier and spending less time watching TV and playing computer games.

Dr. Tony Jewell said that more than 2,000 children and parents in Wales have benefited from the Welsh Assembly Government-funded MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do It!) Programme.

The £1.4million scheme, launched in Wales in 2008, is designed to help children who are above a healthy weight become fitter, healthier and happier. Since its launch, 96 ten-week MEND programmes have been delivered across Wales.

More information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government’s website.