MEND 5-7 is our programme for children aged 5 to 7 with their parents and siblings, aimed at preventing childhood obesity. It’s a multi-component programme based on nutrition, physical activity and behaviour change.
The programme consists of ten weekly sessions, each lasting an hour and a half. We offer practical nutrition workshops and active play sessions designed to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle behaviours, improve self confidence and enhance physical and social development.
Topics covered include understanding fats and sugars, label reading and goal setting. Each session also includes chopping and tasting activities, giving children the chance to try a variety of fruits, vegetables and healthy foods.