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.

Yorkshire Post (26-03-2012)

Heavyweight problem breaks through the class barriers

MEND's Chief Research Officer Paul Sacher discusses the growing number of people having weight loss operations.



Weston and Somerset Mercury (23-03-2012)

Keeping kids fit

MEND 7-13 held at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, has proved popular with local families. MEND 2-4 and 5-7 will start in May.


Shropshire Star (20-03-2012)

Frightening facts of modern obesity

This article on obesity by Sara O'Meara also features in the North and Oswestry Shropshire Star and includes an interview with MEND's Chief Research Officer, Paul Sacher and top tips from MEND's Advanced Dietitian in Adult Weight Management, Kristen O'Grady.


Big Print (17-03-2012)

Unhealthy appetite will sabotage your health

Journo Sarah O'Meara talks to MEND's Paul Sacher about the obesity epidemic



The Echo (16-03-2012)

Avoid fatty food and enjoy exercise says Council

Southend Council bosses say they are trying to deal with obese youngsters in a number of different ways, one of which is MEND 7-13.


Express & Star Wolverhampton (16-03-2012)

Frightening facts of modern obesity

Across the West Midlands today, the majority of people are officially classed as being obese - Journo Sarah O'Meara talks to Professor David Haslam, Professor Stephen Bloom and MEND's Paul Sachers about the issue.



Swindon Advertiser (15-03-2012)

How to enjoy a healthy Easter

MEND's Easter top tips are being offered to families across Swindon to help them stay healthy while enjoying the Easter holiday



Blackpool Gazette (15-03-2012)

Free chance to get healthy

MEND 7-13 will start in April in Blackpool

MEND 7-13 in UK


Wales Online (13-03-2012)

South Wales days out: Zumba classes growing in popularity in Cardiff

Samar Wafa loved her Zumba classes so much that she set up her own business teaching the dance fitness programme but despite her classes proving very popular with local residents, Samar still finds the time to work part-time as a programme manager for MEND.


Buckinghamshire Examiner (13-03-2012)

Events in your area

MEND 7-13 starts soon in Buckinghamshire

MEND 7-13


BBC Radio Newcastle (12-03-2012)

MEND case study interview

Listen 3 hours in to hear an item on childhood obesity and an interview with MEND graduate Claire Henderson.



Evening Express (Aberdeen) (07-03-2012)

Facing big question of weight loss

As the amount of people having weight loss ops continues to rise, MEND's Kristin O'Grady recommends five steps to losing weight and staying healthy without surgery



Western Morning News (06-03-2012)

With 60 per cent of us overweight, obesity is just a sign of the times

As weight-loss operations soar by 12 per cent and hospital admission rates for obesity continue to increase, Sarah O'Meara talks to MEND's Paul Sacher about why, despite better awareness, the problem is only getting worse. This piece featured in the Western Daily Press as well.



Cambrian News (01-03-2012)

Free MEND healthy lifestyle course for families

MEND 7-13 - run by Ceredigion County Council, HyWel Dda NHS Trust and funded by the Welsh Assembly Government will take place at Plascrug Leisure Centre in Aberystwyth from 6 March



Business East Monthly (28-02-2012)

Promoting healthier lifestyles

Journalist Dave Vincent reports on Abbeycroft Leisure - a new type of company where profit is measured in the success of its customers, not simply the balance sheet. The Haverhill MEND programme is mentioned as being a successful initiative which encourages families to lead healthier lives.




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