MEND logoBeing overweight as a child is a condition that should be taken seriously. Overweight children may become obese and suffer physically and emotionally. Not only can their size cause problems now, but if they continue to gain weight at an excessive rate, it is likely to lead to health issues in the future. There are several organisations dedicated to helping families to become fitter. 


Fitter, healthier, happier families 

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) is an organisation dedicated to reducing global childhood and family overweight and obesity levels. We currently offer three different programmes which families can join: MEND 7-13 for overweight children aged 7-13, MEND 5-7 for overweight children aged 5-7, and MEND 2-4, an early years healthy lifestyle programme for 2-4 year olds and their families, whatever the child's weight. All of our programmes involve parents or carers. 

Why join MEND’s Programmes? 

  • FREE healthy lifestyle programmes which help children become fitter, healthier and happier 
  • Set goals to help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight as they grow and develop 
  • Meet other families and make new friends 
  • Boost your child’s confidence and self esteem 
  • Take part in fun games and activities to help your child get fit 
  • Learn how to read food labels and how to cook healthy recipes 
  • Do it as a family like the 12,500 others that have already benefited 
  • National Obesity Forum (NOF) approved 

Details of current and upcoming MEND Programmes are available on the MEND website. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact MEND on Freephone 0800 230 0263, or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.