WHAT IS IT?
WATCH IT is a city wide service which is designed to help and support children and young people aged 7-14 who struggle with being overweight.
Each child receives guidance on achieving a healthy balanced diet, increasing physical activity and hopefully feel better about themselves. The focus is on family change as well as on the individual child. Families commit to attend for 4 months initially.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Young people are encouraged to participate in the weekly Watch It activity sessions delivered by Activity Sheffield. This involves fun activities for the children to get involved in. There are treats and rewards for children to celebrate their achievements on the programme.
Family Appointment with a Health Trainer
Health Trainers work with each family individually whilst they are on the programme. Assigning a Health Trainer to a child is great as they support the child on their journey to losing weight as well as motivating and encouraging them. Various topics are covered in sessions including, what is a healthy balanced diet, how to increase exercise, portion sizes and many more.
We run a clinic at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School on Firshill Crescent on Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm.
Other areas have sessions that are delivered after school and on Saturdays to avoid absence from school and mosque.
If you are interested in joining the programme or would like more information, please give us a call.
For clinic details or for further information contact:
Service Manager – Nazreen Iqbal Tel: 0114 270 2040 ext 208
Administrator – Claudia Thompson Tel: 0114 270 2040 ext 216
Watch It is a city wide service commissioned by NHS Sheffield, based at ZEST and works in partnership with Activity Sheffield. Supported by Sheffield City Council and NHS Sheffield. Images are copyright Leeds PCT.