MEND 5-7 is a healthy lifestyle programme for 5 to 7 year olds who are above a healthy weight. It involves a 1 hour 45-minute session once a week for ten weeks. Parents and carers attend with their kids.

MEND 5-7 encourages you to be fitter, healthier and happier.
It was developed by our experts to help you make gradual changes to the food you eat and the physical activity you take.

It’s run by local teams in local communities.
Sessions take place after school in community venues, schools and leisure centres. Up to 10 families can attend each session.

MEND 5-7 is totally FREE. Families don’t pay a penny.
All running costs are paid for by local authorities and other sponsors.

It offers a supportive environment where no one will judge you.
Combining active play, parent discussion groups and family workshops, we can help you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

How do I know if my child qualifies for a place on MEND 5-7?
Use our BMI calculator to find out whether or not your child is above a healthy weight for their age and height.

Where can I find more detailed information?
Email us on or call us for FREE on 0800 2300 263. To find your nearest programme, visit our Find a programme page.

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