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.

Carlisle News & Star (print and online) (29-05-2012)

Lifestyle change helps Carlisle woman shed pounds

Sam Wiles talks about her experience on the Momenta programme and how it helped her to drop several dress sizes and lose 19 pounds. MEND's Jonathan Scott is also interviewed.

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Amersham Examiner (28-05-2012)

Event listings

MEND 7-13 starts soon in Amersham

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Wales Online (27-05-2012)

Was Georgia Davis receiving enough help from NHS experts ask

This article on Georgia includes quotes from MEND's Paul Sacher and Tam Fry from the Obesity Forum.

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Western Mail (27-05-2012)

Obesity experts question NHS role in teen's weight spiral

This article on Georgia includes quotes from MEND's Paul Sacher and Tam Fry from the Obesity Forum.

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Chester-Le-Street Advertiser (26-05-2012)

A fresh chance to MEND your ways

MEND 7-13 will start in County Durham soon

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Keighley News online (24-05-2012)

Healthy advice will have generation on the mend

MEND 5-7 in UK

 

The Argus (24-05-2012)

Families invited to scheme on diet and exercise

A piece on The Inspiring Healthier Families scheme - supported by NHS Sussex - offers families 10 free individual one hour appointments with a wellbeing leader who will give them advice on nutrition, physical activity and cooking. The article explains that the project is an alternative approach to the MEND programme which is group based.

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Buckinghamshire Examiner (22-05-2012)

What's on in your area

MEND 7-13 is currently recruiting local families in Buckinghamshire

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Northumberland Gazette (19-05-2012)

Don't weight any longer to start shedding the pounds

Adult weight management programme from MEND - Momenta - will start at the Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre as part of a pilot scheme run by North Country Leisure.

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Wales on Sunday (13-05-2012)

Cooking up a fresh deal for our kids

A report from the Environmental Audit Committee at Westminster calls for children to be taught cooking and gardening in schools in a bid to tackle the gorwing obesity crisis. The report also recommends stricter limits on junk food advertising - including online where children are targeted by unhealthy brands. A spokesman for the Welsh Government said that they were monitoring obesity levels and added that although figures are still too high, they haven't risen over the last 5 years because MEND and other community initiatives are in place to tackle the problem

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The Northern Echo (10-05-2012)

A chance to MEND your ways

As above - MEND 7-13 starts in Chester-Le-Street from the 29 May

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Sunderland Echo (09-05-2012)

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Durham Times (04-05-2012)

Unhealthy youngsters on the MEND

MEND 7-13 will start in County Durham from 29 May

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Newcastle Journal (04-05-2012)

Health classes

MEND 7-13 will start in County Durham from 29 May

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

Sheerness Times Guardian (01-05-2012)

Children can learn about healthy living

MEND 7-13 is being run by Kent Community Health NHS Trust and will start from next week.

MEND 7-13 in UK

 

 

 

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