Slim­ming World’s Free2Go pro­gramme pro­vides free help and ad­vice for 11-15 year olds

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SLIM­MING World pro­vides a warm and car­ing en­vi­ron­ment at its weekly group meet­ings, where mem­bers are sup­ported to make longterm life­style changes and man­age their weight healthily.

Healthy eat­ing is en­cour­aged in line with cur­rent nu­tri­tion guide­lines and mem­bers are pro­vided with help to in­crease their phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity lev­els in a way that suits them and their life­style.

An ad­di­tional young mem­bers pro­gramme was launched in Jan­uary 2006 and each year, Free2Go helps over 10,000 young mem­bers, along with their fam­i­lies, to live health­ier lives.

Membership is of­fered free of charge to young peo­ple aged be­tween 11 and 15 if: ■ they’re ac­com­pa­nied by a par­ent, guardian or fam­ily mem­ber who has the main re­spon­si­bil­ity for their meals at home ■ sup­port and rec­om­men­da­tions of the young per­son’s GP or nurse have been se­cured

Slim­ming World be­lieves that fam­ily in­flu­ence is a key fac­tor in a young per­son’s eat­ing habits and ex­er­cise rou­tines. It en­cour­ages the whole fam­ily to make healthy life­style changes so that young peo­ple are not sin­gled out and helps par­ents to sup­port their fam­ily in mak­ing th­ese changes.

The young per­son is en­cour­aged to be in­volved in the de­ci­sion mak­ing re­gard­ing food choices and ac­tiv­ity. In the friendly and non-judge­men­tal at­mos­phere of a Slim­ming World group, the fo­cus is on praise and en­cour­age­ment when­ever the young per­son makes even the small­est of changes. For more in­for­ma­tion and to find your lo­cal group, con­tact Slim­ming World on 0844 892 0400.

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