We all want the best for our children, but 'modern life' can mean we don't move around or eat as well as we should. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games and the ever-growing fast food industry, a healthy lifestyle can sometimes seem difficult. That said, even small lifestyle changes can help improve the way you feel about yourself and offer your family a better quality of life.
The Change 4 Life Sunderland programme provides healthy lifestyle sessions aimed at encouraging and supporting families to eat well, move more and live longer.
Who is the programme for?
- Young people aged 0-18 years and their families
- Young people and families who want to make changes to improve their lifestyles
What does Change4Life Sunderland offer?
FREE 6 weekly interactive education and physical activity sessions which last for 1 ½ hours and take place in community venues across the city. You can also bring along siblings for family sessions, or a friend if participating in a teen programme.
Fats and sugars
|Gym sessions (11-15years)|
|Breakfast and snacks||Swimming|
|Correct portion sizes||Non-competitive games|
|Snack making and healthy alternatives for our favourite unhealthy meals||Structured exercise classes|
|Sports sessions including handball, basketball, dodgeball and football|
|FREE or low-cost holiday activities which include Active Sunderland events||Education and activity sessions within schools and nurseries across the city|
|Information and activity classes for pre and post-natal women which support new mums and their babies||Information and recourses around key Change 4 Life messages|
|Support to local community groups|
What do I do next?
For further information please email Change4LifeTeam@sunderland.gov.uk
Call the team on 0191 561 4691.
You can also see what we are up to on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Change4LifeSunderland/