Hearty Lives Manchester

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Child obesity in Manchester is above the national average with 39 per cent of year six children in the city classified as overweight or obese according to the latest statistics.

Hearty Lives Manchester is a £200,000 project run in partnership with Public Health Manchester (Manchester City Council) and Central Manchester Foundation Trust’s Children & Families Weight Management Service.

The funding will be used to employ a Hearty Lives nutritionist who will help children and families who are most in need to improve their health and reduce their risk of conditions like coronary heart disease later in life.

The service will be available to all children across Manchester aged 11-18 years old who are registered with a Manchester GP and are classified as above the ninety-first BMI centile.

The project will particularly focus on reducing obesity in population groups that are at greatest risk of premature death and disability caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as the socially disadvantaged and ethnic minority groups.

The project will run from July 2013 – July 2016.


  • Reduce the risk of CVD amongst overweight children and young people in Manchester,
  • Work with overweight children and young people and their families to help them improve their lifestyle,
  • Collaborate with services in Manchester to ensure a holistic approach to tackling obesity in children and young people.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact Bushra Nasreen, BHF Area Development Manager on [email protected].