A SCHEME to help children get in shape is coming to Huddersfield.
The Mend programme – which stands for Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It – is being set up as an after-school club at New-some High School.
The free course aims to encourage youngsters to ditch junk food and get active though a range of fun activities and games.
The sessions will run twice a week for 10 weeks to help children slim down, take more exercise and gain confidence.
Dietitian Paul Sacher, from London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital – who has appeared on television shows including Honey We’re Killing the Kids and Jamie’s School Dinners – helped devise the scheme.
He said: “Our programme involves learning about healthy eating and having fun exercising.
“By the end of the 10 weeks of Mend children develop healthy habits that will last them throughout their lives.
“This is an ideal opportunity for parents and their children to get involved in a fantastic free project. We hope it will improve the health of the local community in Huddersfield.”
Children aged seven to 13 are invited to take part.
To apply, call the Mend Programme Careline on 020 7231 7225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org