Wolverhampton Inspiring and Supporting Health
Better body function, healthy weight, improved well-being and reduction in the risk of illness can be achieved through a structured focus on:
- Healthier foods
- Balanced food portion size
- Variety in foods and tackling fussy eating
- Controlling eating of junk foods
- Cooking skills
- Fun team games to motivate activity
- Exercise at recommended minutes per week
- Exercise at right intensity to make a difference
- Exercising safely
- Improving confidence
- Creating a positive attitude towards health
- Changing family routines
- PARTICIPANTS – 434 qualifying children and their families.
- COURSES – 47 across Wolverhampton.
- HEALTHY WEIGHT– On average 73% of children who completed the 10 week programme reduced/maintained their BMI (Body mass Index) score.
- EATING HABITS – On average 79% of children improved/maintained.
- EMOTIONAL HEALTH – On average 73% of children increased/maintained.
- PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – On average 86% increased/maintained.
- PROGRAMME SATISFACTION – 98% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the programme.
Further Programme and achievement detail can be found in “WISH Impact Assessment”.
This project was commissioned by Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust and delivered by a consortium led by TLC College and included: School Sports Partnership, West Midlands Fire Service, Formula GFi, City Of Wolverhampton College, MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition and Do It!).
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