Local news

This page includes links to stories and features from the UK’s local media that talk about MEND and the different work we do in local communities.

BBC Radio Stoke (05-09-2012)

MEND'S co-founder Paul Sacher is interviewed following the news that Stoke-On-Trent City Council is planning to ban takeaways near schools in a bit to combat obesity.



Hexam Courant (30-08-2012)

12-week course aims to stop yo-yo dieting

MEND's adult weight management course - Momenta - will start soon at the North Country Leisure club in Hexham



Oldham Evening Chronicle (27-08-2012)

MEND your ways and get healthy

MEND 5-7 and 7-13 will start again in Oldham from September

MEND 5-7 in UK


Yorkshire Post (24-08-2012)

Operations for obesity soar by 530pc in five years

MEND's co founder Paul Sacher comments on the dramatic rise in gastric band surgery across England.



Batley and Birstall News (20-08-2012)

Around the districts

MEND starts soon at Batley East Children's Centre and the Staincliffe and Healey Children's Centre



West Sussex County Times (17-08-2012)

MEND starts soon at Pavilions in the Park in Horsham

MEND starts soon at Pavilions in the Park in Horsham

MEND 7-13 in UK


BBC Radio Tees (17-08-2012)

Childhood obesity

Listen again (2hrs 12 mins in) to a feature on childhood obesity which includes an interview with a local MEND case study family from Middlesborough. MEND is mentioned at the end of the feature with details of an upcoming programme and our freephone and website details.

MEND 7-13 in UK


The Argus (16-08-2012)

Obesity gets the blame for Sussex's soaring diabetes bill

MEND runs in Sussex to combat the growing number of children that are currently overweight and obese in the area



Mid-Wales Journal (13-08-2012)

Leisure offer is made to sports stars of the country

On the Active for Life scheme is Powys which is open to MEND graduates and National Exercise Referral Scheme participants


This is Devon online (05-07-2012)

Minister urges kids to take up more exercise

Andrew Lansley has stressed the importance of physical activity and a better diet in combatting the growing problem of childhood obesity in Plymouth. He spoke to the newspaper as events are held across the city to raise awareness during NCOW



Sheffield Telegraph (05-07-2012)

Sheffield children could be banned from leaving school in obesity battle



Journal of Family Health Care (05-07-2012)

We need to keep talking about obesity

Reporting on MEND's 'Let's Talk About Weight' survey



This is Local London online (05-07-2012)

Workshops to help tackle childhood obesity

A series of events and workshops will be held this week as part of National Childhood Obesity Week. Dieticians at the Health Village in Brent South Retail Park are running courses as part of the Change 4 Life campaign, the Love Food, Hate Waste campaign and MEND.



Newcastle Evening Chronicle (05-07-2012)

Obesity fears

Reporting on MEND's 'Let's Talk About Weight' survey



The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (04-07-2012)

Kirklees childhood obesity schemes





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