Hearty Lives Glasgow and Inverclyde

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Childhood obesity in Scotland is a big social issue. Obese children are more likely to be obese adults, increasing their risk of conditions like heart disease and stroke later in life.

Hearty Lives North West Glasgow and Hearty Lives Inverclyde are both £100,000 partnerships with Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board to help young people aged 16-18 manage their weight and improve their lifestyle.

Aims

The projects will set-up a weight management programme for young people aged 16-18 to support them manage their weight and improve their health by:

  • Providing weight management support for at least 80 young people aged 16-18 during the first three years of the project
  • Working with existing voluntary organisations and youth projects to maximize engagement with young people and develop longer term participation in physical activity and healthy eating activities
  • Embedding the weight management programme into the range of weight management services provided by Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board.

More info

For more information about Hearty Lives Glasgow & Inverclyde please contact Area Development Manager Richard Forsyth on [email protected].