Waltham Forest Echo

Waltham Forest Echo

New scheme launches to help children eat healthier

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15 January 2022

A free “weight management” service for children is launching in the borough this month.

Waltham Forest Council won government funding to hire Beezee Bodies to provide online classes, mentoring and weekly meetings to help families make better fitness and diet choices.

Amy Monk, a BeeZee Bodies nutritionist, said families in the 11-week programme would learn about topics like portion sizes and food prep and play team sports to “get moving for an hour”.

She said: “It’s really individual to each person what success looks like. We are very much trying to create sustainable long-term habits and improve the environment children are eating in.

“Although we do have a great rate of weight loss, that’s not the goal. We are focusing more on their happiness and wellbeing.”

The in-person programme, which is also offered online, will take place each week at Friday Hall in Chingford, Leyton Sports Ground and The Meeting Point and Peterhouse in Walthamstow.

Anyone can refer their child to BeeZee Bodies by calling 03308 186308 or through their website.