Navigation Links
MEND - Child Obesity Programme Records Success

A nine-week programme to get children especially the eight to 12-year-olds in shape and in the pink of health has recorded success. The MEND programme, as it is called, got// underway in 100 locations across England.

This programme is opportune, considering that 30% of children in UK are labeled as overweight or obese. MEND - for Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, and Do-it took charge of more than 1000 children. The programme focused on inculcating healthy habits in the whole family.

Mother of Mathew Williams who lost a good amount of weight through this program said, "It involved lessons about nutrition and diet and how to analyze food labels and food items so that you were in control of how much fat, salts and sugar you were taking in so that you could make the right choices."

Professor Alan Lucas, Institute of Child Health, explaining the benefits of the programme said, "We do measure them, but their weight is just one of the things we measure. It's more about living healthily."

During the study, half of the children were put through the programme while the rest were left with their own ways. The finding revealed that children in the programme group portrayed a BMI which was two points less than the non-intervention group. They also indulged in three more hours of physical exercise per week. Their confidence level had shot up by 10%.The children who underwent a year of the programme greatly benefited. Their fitness and overall well-being had improved tremendously.

Louise Diss, from The Obesity and Awareness and Solutions Trust (Toast), raising a toast to the programme said, "The fantastic thing is that along with Toast philosophy, what they do is look at the physical and the psychology at the same time.”

Professor Alan Lucas, director of the Medical Research Council Childhood Nutrition Research Centre at the Institute of Child Health, said: "Obesity is an immense public health issue in both imm
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
4. Children suffer the most when parents divorce
5. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
6. Osteoporosis associated with Childhood Cancer
7. Childrens snoring may indicate a serious problem
8. Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C
9. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
10. Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage
11. Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: MEND Child Obesity Programme Records Success

(Date:7/10/2014)... the "Mississippi baby" an infant seemingly cured of HIV ... remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal ... after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy ... and researchers involved in the case. , "Certainly, ... child, the medical staff involved in the child,s care, and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... research at the University of Huddersfield could help to ... emulsion-based food products such as butter, mayonnaise, yoghurt ... gain an international profile for her work. , Katerina ... at the University and now she has embarked on ... Dr Vassilis Kontogiorgos, she is investigating the potential of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... with localized prostate cancer were more likely to ... less effective treatments and survived for shorter times ... a UCLA study has found. , The negative ... such as bias against the mentally ill, depression,s ... lack of investment in his general health and ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... 2014) If you think winning is one of the ... again: Winning along with other mental bonuses ranked near the ... into one of 11 big fun factors, according to a ... important when it comes to the "fun" factor, very little ... goes into this elusive conceptuntil now. , The results of ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... (PHILADELPHIA) Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine ... Roswell Park Cancer Institute have received an $8 million ... the effects of photodynamic light therapy (PDT) in patients ... cancer that most often manifests itself in the lining ... exposure to asbestos. The grant will fund a clinical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 2Health News:'Mississippi Baby' now has detectable HIV, researchers find 3Health News:World interest in research work on the benefits of the Okra plant 2Health News:Depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed later stage, get less effective therapies 2Health News:Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports 2Health News:Being a good sport ranks as the top 'fun' factor in study of youth sports 3Health News:Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant 2
... 25, 2010 (Toronto) A new study from The Centre ... accounts for 43% of all cigarettes consumed by Ontario high ... The study, published in the current edition of Tobacco ... and found that of high school daily smokers, 50% smoked ...
... Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Oct. 22 ... Staphylococcus aureus , or MRSA, a common bacterial infection acquired ... presented at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society ... of the people it infected within 30 days, the study ...
... DETROIT Patients admitted to the hospital for the ... a first line of defense with the potent antibiotic ... according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. For ... whether vancomycin or so-called B-lactam antibiotics like penicillin or ...
... Reporter , FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- You might have seen ... an Iraq War vet with severe burns across much of his body ... his injuries. Martinez, 27, earned the right to play that role ... month into his first Iraq deployment as a real-life Army soldier, his ...
... School of Medicine, led by Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, ... Department of Medicine, have received two federal grants totaling ... gather, analyze, use and share vast, ever-increasing amounts of ... over five years will create a national center for ...
... new cancer research being released at the American Society for ... 31 through November 4, 2010, in San Diego. For ... Napoli at nicolen@astro.org or Beth Bukata at ... 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Adding radiation to hormone ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Contraband cigarettes main source of supply for Ontario youth 2Health News:MRSA Strain With Outbreak Potential Among Reports at Disease Conference 2Health News:MRSA Strain With Outbreak Potential Among Reports at Disease Conference 3Health News:Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration 2Health News:Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration 3Health News:UC San Diego receives 2 major biomedical informatics grants 2Health News:UC San Diego receives 2 major biomedical informatics grants 3Health News:UC San Diego receives 2 major biomedical informatics grants 4Health News:Practice-changing studies on how oncologists treat cancer to be presented at ASTRO Annual Meeting 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 BreedIT Corp ... exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for ... 7, 2014, the Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry ... as its new member of the board. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Tegra Medical is very ... King as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Mark was ... which he has overseen the company,s four facilities in ... Costa Rica.  Mr. King joined Tegra Medical in 2012 with ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Cadence Fitness & Health Center has ... Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization assisting medically integrated ... The Cadence Fitness & Health Center is the only ... in the Chicagoland area. "The certification means ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 2Cadence Fitness & Health Center Certified as Medical Fitness Facility 3
... N.J., Dec. 9, 2011 The Dr. Paul Janssen ... call for nominations. This prestigious award recognizes individuals ... potential to make, significant transformational contributions toward the ... www.pauljanssenaward.com and will be accepted until February ...
... of 94.4 out of 100, Elekta,s Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ ... among six advanced radiation therapy systems, according to KLAS research ... Dose of New Technology . The Elekta Infinity™ radiation ... of 84.4, improving its score over the 2010 report. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 2Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 3Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations 4Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Earns Nearly Perfect Score in 2011 KLAS Radiation Therapy Report 2
Triangular 0.5 mm angled tip with 4 mm flat surface. Round knurled handle with dull finish. Tip angle: 150o....
Angled blade and flat serrated handle with polished finish. Blade: 1 mm x 10 mm....
Angled tip with gently curved blade. Short hexagonal handle with polished finish. 0.5 mm x 15 mm tip....
0.5 mm short 90 degree angled tip with black ebonized shaft. Titanium handle with position reference indicator. Shaft length 52 mm, handle length 100 mm....
Medicine Products: