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Weight management

Weight management

It's important to keep a healthy weight. Enter your weight and height into the NHS weight calculator to check which range you fall into.

Healthy Me

Healthy Me is primarily about having fun! It is a free, 10-week child weight management programme for 7-11-year-olds and their families. At Healthy Me, we educate families about nutrition and physical activity, helping them to make small, positive lifestyle changes to become healthier, and reach and maintain a healthy weight.

We educate families, enabling them to make positive lifestyle changes, covering topics such as five-a-day, sugars vs fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, the importance of hydration, shopping on a budget, making healthy packed lunches and much more. All of this is backed up with fun physical activity such as a supermarket sweep hunt for fresh fruit and veg!

Families receive support over the 10-week programme and beyond through keeping in touch/fun days, when we can monitor their progress and ensure they continue to make the positive changes they have made during the course. 

September dates

  • Devizes: Devizes Leisure Centre; Thursdays 4.15pm-5.45pm; commences 21 September 2017.
  • Trowbridge: Trowbridge Sport Centre; Wednesdays 4.30pm-6pm; commences 20 September 2017. 
  • Salisbury: Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre; Wednesdays 4.30pm-6pm; commences 20 September 2017.
  • Chippenham: The Olympiad; Tuesdays 4.15pm-5.45pm; commences 19 September 2017.

Sessions

  • Session 1: Balanced diet, measurements
  • Session 2: Being active
  • Session 3: Sugar and fats
  • Session 4: Breakfast and hunger vs cravings
  • Session 5: Half way update
  • Session 6: Label reading
  • Session 7: Portion control
  • Session 8: Recipe modification
  • Session 9: Self confidence and self esteem
  • Session 10: Recap, celebration, awards, measurements

The programme is suitable various young people and their families. If you are interested, please email healthyme@wiltshire.gov.uk or call 01225 716674.


Other information on weight management

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Your doctor or nurse can refer you to:

  • Weight Watchers or Slimming World: free 12 week attendance at a local group for adults an adult or child over 11 (if  you meet certain criteria)
  • Counterweight weight loss programme (if it runs at your surgery)
  • Active Health: 12 week physical activity programme at a local leisure centre for ages 16 and above (if you meet certain criteria)
  • Dietician appointment (if you need specialist advice and support)
  • Child / family healthy weight programme - Healthy Me - healthy living course for families with an overweight child age 7-11 (from September 2014) – tel: 01225 716674 or healthyme@wiltshire.gov.uk
  • Health trainers - our dedicated health trainer service can assist you every step of the way to achieving and maintaining your health goals.
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Last updated: 3 July 2017 | Last reviewed: 3 July 2017