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.
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.
What do the sessions involve?
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:
- Fats and Sugars
- Five a day
- Food Labelling
- Fussy Eating
- Portion Sizes.
We even take you on a tour of a supermarket and look at products that you would buy on 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.
Children aged 4 – 6 years
Every Wednesday, 5-7pm, start date: 3 October
St John’s Angell Town Primary School 85 Angell Road, Brixton, SW9 7HH
Children aged 7-12 years
Every Monday, 5-7pm, start date: 17 September
West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre 25 Devane Way, West Norwood, SE27 0DF
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, start date: 18 September
Living Space, 1 Coral Street, Waterloo, SE1 7BE
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 simple give us a call or drop us an email.
Contact the Ready Steady Go! Team on:
Tel: 020 7926 0619, 07961591849
Or by email: readysteadygo@Lambeth.gov.uk