Learn to live a healthier lifestyle with Ready Steady Go! 2019

12 November 2018

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Ready Steady Go! (RSG) is a FREE healthy lifestyle after school and weekend club for children above the healthy weight and their families.

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Learn to live a healthier lifestyle with Ready Steady Go! 2019

According to the National Child Measurement Scheme, in Lambeth, 24% of children in Reception are overweight and obese. By Year 6 this applies to 39% of children. That means almost 2 in 5 children at the age of 10-11 are overweight or obese.

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, contact the Ready Steady Go! team today! By learning to live a healthier lifestyle, you can help reduce the chance of having many long-term conditions in the future.

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Who can attend?

RSG has two age categories and is available for children between 4 – 6 and 7 – 12 years.

We are a family programme, so parents must attend and we welcome siblings to join us as well.

We believe that everyone could benefit from living a healthier lifestyle; however, our programme is only for children who are above the healthy weight. If you are unsure of what this means your GP or School Nurse will be able to help.

In addition to this, to be eligible for Ready Steady Go! Children must either: live in Lambeth, attend a school in Lambeth or be registered with a GP in Lambeth.

Ready Steady Go Flyer

Each session lasts for two hours and is made up of a nutrition workshop and a physical activity session for the children. We cover a range of nutritional topics including:

  • Difference between refined and unrefined food;
  • Fat and sugar contents of popular food options;
  • Learning to read food labels;
  • Addressing fussy eating;
  • How to size portions for children and adults;
  • Incorporating Five a Day into your daily menu.

We even take you on a tour of a supermarket and look at products that you would buy in your weekly shop, to see how you could make it healthier and more affordable.

The programmes run once a week for 12 weeks for children aged 7-12 years and 10 weeks for children aged 4-6 years.

Upcoming sessions:

Children aged 4 – 5 years

Start date: Thursday 31 January 2019

When: Every Thursday

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Location: St John’s Angell Town Primary School 85 Angell Road, Brixton, SW9 7HH


Start date: Saturday 2 February 2019

When: Every Saturday

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Black Prince Trust, Beaufoy Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 6AA


 Children aged 7 – 12 years

Start date: Monday 14 January 2019

When: Every Monday

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Location: West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre 25 Devane Way, West Norwood, SE27 0DF


Start date: Wednesday 16 January

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Location: St John’s Angell Town Primary School 85 Angell Road, Brixton, SW9 7HH


Start date: Saturday 19 January 2019

When: Every Saturday

Time: 12pm – 2pm 

Location: Black Prince Trust, Beaufoy Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 6AA


Wish to attend?

Any family can call us to see if they are eligible for our service and find out when our next course begins. Just simply give us a call or send us an email. Contact the Ready Steady Go! Team on:

Tel: 020 7926 0619

Mobile: 07961591849

Email: readysteadygo@Lambeth.gov.uk


For further info please visit the Ready Steady Go page on the Lambeth website.

You can also ask your GP or School Nurse for more information.