A KIRKLEES lifestyle programme has won a national award for its outstanding work.

The Kirklees division of Mind, Exercise, Nurtrition...Do it! or MEND, won the Partnership Working prize at the Best Practice Awards ceremony in London.

The 10-week course provides families with information about nutrition and how to keep healthy and active.

The aim is to reduce global overweight and obesity levels.

The award was officially presented to the team last night at a session at the Zone, St Andrews Road, by Richard Tremere, MEND regional manager for Yorkshire and Humber.

The programme, which is commissioned by Kirklees NHS and run by Kirklees Council has helped 300 children since April 2007.

MEND programme manager, Juliette Jackson, said: “We’re thrilled to have our work recognised and to receive such a prestigious award.

“The key to our success is that we make the programmes fun and supportive while also being informative.”

The Best Practice Awards are designed to acknowledge UK teams that run successful community lifestyle programmes.