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SHINE – sign up for Easter courses!

SHINE – sign up for Easter courses!

The SHINE Wiltshire child weight management programme is for children aged seven to 11 years above their healthy weight. SHINE Wiltshire stands for Self-Help, Independence, Nutrition and Exercise. It is a 10 week programme and is accessible across the county.

New programmes are starting after Easter. Reserve you place now by contacting the team using the details below.

Anyone who is interested in making changes that may help to lead to a healthier lifestyle, can at the following FREE courses:

• Monkton Park Primary School, Chippenham on Tuesdays from 21st April.
• Oasis Academy Longmeadow, Trowbridge on Wednesdays from 22nd April.
• Manor Fields Primary School, Salisbury on Wednesdays from 22nd April.
• Clarendon Junior School, Tidworth on Thursdays from 23rd April.

Children completing the pilot weekly, two hour sessions for 10 weeks in Trowbridge, celebrated their fantastic success of an accumulative loss of 41cm from their hips and waists. They and their families gave the programme a big thumbs up and have said:

“I’ve really enjoyed coming to SHINE as I’ve made new friends and had fun.”
“I thought the coke experiment and seeing how much hidden sugar was in coke was really fun”
“Me and Mum have learnt how to read food labels and I can understand them!”
“The Taekwondo session was really good and I want to join a club”

A Mum said: “I’d recommend this to any family considering a change. We’ve received great support from SHINE and it’s helped me understand what we can all do as a family to be healthier.”

The 2 hour session is broken down into; 1 hour of class based support (theory) for the parent and child, followed by a 1 hour physical activity session.

If you have concerns about your child’s weight and are interested in the SHINE Wiltshire programme please contact the SHINE team at SHINE@wiltshire.gov.uk or Victoria Richardson on 01225 716674.

To download a leaflet or for more information please visit www.activewiltshire.org.uk.

People can check whether they, or anyone in their family, are within the healthy weight range by visiting www.nhs.uk/bmi.

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