FREE exercise sessions are being launched in Huddersfield to help overweight children beat the bulge.
MEND (Mind Exercise Nutrition Do it), a nationwide project to encourage youngsters to be more healthy, is coming to Scissett and Fartown and Deighton.
The scheme, for children aged seven to 13, has been running in Kirklees for a year.
It includes 18 two-hour sessions over nine weeks.
Half the session is spent playing games in a sports hall or swimming pool and half on advice.
Parents and guardians have to accompany children to exercise sessions and take part in the advice classes.
There are practical demonstrations, games and tips about healthy foods, label reading and portion sizes.
In Scissett, the MEND programme is on Mondays and Thursdays and starts on Monday, May 19.
The first session is from 5pm to 7pm at Scissett Baths.
The Thursday sessions are at Scissett Middle School, starting at 4.30pm.
In Fartown and Deighton, the programme runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The first session, on May 20, is from 6pm to 8pm at Huddersfield Sports Centre.
The second will be on Thursdays at Christchurch Woodhouse School, starting at 4.30pm.
Places are limited. To book, or for more information, call Kirklees Council’s physical activity development team on 01484 234096.
Children have to be assessed based on their age, weight and health.