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Helping families ‘get active’

Monday, 18 July, 2016
Helping families ‘get active’

Families in Northumberland wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle are being encouraged to sign up to fun, free programmes starting this month.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Get Active Northumberland’ (GAN) programme is running two summer holiday programmes in Berwick and Blyth, to encourage parents and children between the ages of five and 13 to become more active and eat more healthily.

The courses are a stimulating and fun way of helping families engage with healthy lifestyle changes.

Dawn Willis, senior health trainer at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The course is a great way for parents and their children to learn about healthy eating and being active together and above all, it is a lot of fun.

“We would encourage people in the area to get in touch with the team to find out more.”

The GAN programme – one of Northumbria Healthcare’s community health services – supports parents, children and young people who are concerned about their weight to make positive changes to their lifestyles.

The sessions in Berwick will be held from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29 from 10am to 2pm at St Andrew Wallace Green Church, Berwick upon Tweed and in Blyth the sessions will run from August 8 to August 12 between 10am and 2pm at The Briardale Centre, Blyth.

To attend the courses, families should contact the GAN team on 01670 784186 or in advance.