Helping to get families more active

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Families looking to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle are being encouraged to sign up to a fun and free programme.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Get Active Northumberland (GAN) programme is running a summer holiday programme.

Taking place in Blyth next month, the aim is to encourage parents and children between the ages of five and 13 to become more active and eat more healthily.

Officials at the trust say 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 Blyth 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 gan@northumbria.nhs.uk in advance

A session will also take place in Berwick from Monday, July 25, to Friday, July 29, from 10am to 2pm at St Andrew Wallace Green Church.