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.

The Argus (30-03-2011)

Free swimming sessions to stay: An article on a free swimming scheme in Brighton and Hove which has just been given a reprieve as part of a drive to tackle childhood obesity in the area. The article includes a quote from a local MEND case study family. The piece then goes on to say that almost one in three ten and eleven year olds in Brighton and Hove is either overweight and obese.


Brentwood Gazette (30-03-2011)

A small piece on the healthy cooking initiatives that Havering Council and health workers teamed up to deliver at two Harold Hill schools took last week. It mentions that many of the families that took part had been on the 10 week 7-13 MEND programme.


Essex Enquirer (24-03-2011)

Students were ready and steady Students attended cookery sessions held at two Harold Hill schools last week. A representative from Havering's MEND programme was in attendance to talk about the importance of children maintaining a healthy lifestyle



Health Check Wales (23-03-2011)

Obesity: The Big Issue Healthy programme helping families to MEND their ways A triple page spread on MEND. Includes 3 MEND case studies and an interview with MEND's Chief Research Officer and Paediatric Dietitian, Paul Sacher.



Dover Mercury (21-03-2011)

A piece on the 7 - 13 MEND Programme currently running in Dover. Includes a quote from Beverley Falconbridge, MEND Programme Manager for NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent.

MEND 7-13 in Dover, UK


Romford Recorder Online (21-03-2011)

A representative from NHS Havering's MEND programme attended children's cookery clubs at two schools in Harold Hill and spoke about the importance of children maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

London, UK


NewStart (21-03-2011)

The Big Lottery's Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, talks about the importance of wellbeing and the huge investment of lottery money in this area to date. He says MEND has had huge success in this area by engaging children in a practical programme of activity alongside their family members, encouraging them to work together to become fitter and healthier.



Havering Living (21-03-2011)

Many of the families that attended the healthy cooking initiatives at Harold Hill schools last month had previously been on the 7-13 MEND programme.


Wales Online (16-03-2011)

The MEND programme has proven to be successful in supporting children and families in Wales to eat healthier and be more active as part of their daily routine

MEND 7-13 in Wales, UK


Training Matters (01-03-2011)

Start right An article investigating how parents can help give children the building blocks they need for good health in adulthood. MEND's Chief Executive Harry MacMillan is quoted.





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