Monday 7 December 2015

Healthy lifestyle programme in the Royal Borough

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Go Golborne project is part of a new Tackling Childhood Obesity Programme (TCOP) running across the Royal Borough, City of Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham that has become the first in Britain to be admitted to the European Union’s prestigious EPODE International Network (EIN). The network shares knowledge among schools, family and public authorities who are working to fight childhood obesity in their areas. 
The Royal Borough launched its Go Golborne initiative earlier this year with the aim of helping children make healthy lifestyle choices wherever they ‘live, learn and play’.  Based in Golborne ward it will last three years and is divided into six, six-monthly campaigns with healthy themes, the first being 5 A Day, Your Way. All the campaigns will involve the community and promote healthy eating and physical activity. Future campaigns will include activities to encourage children to cut back on sugar and to spend less time in front of screens and more time being active. 
Commenting on the recognition from EPODE Cllr Mary Weale, Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: “I am delighted Go Golborne and the wider childhood obesity programme it is part of, has been recognised by EPODE and included in its network. We are all aware of the health challenges facing children, their parents and the wider community. I am sure the work of Go Golborne and the experience EPODE can share with its members will help give children and parents an insig
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