Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Public Health England - Change4Life

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Public Health England Centre (PHE), Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX
Telephone number:
03001234567, Minicom: 03001231003
Service description:
Change4Life is a public health programme in England. It is publicly-funded and run by the Department of Health.
Change4Life encourages families (and middle-aged adults) to make changes to their diet, activity levels, and alcohol consumption. It uses the slogan "eat well, move more, live longer."

Change4Life also works with schools, NHS organisations, local authorities and other groups. Free resources including posters and leaflets are available to local supporters.

Change4Life encourages the public to adopt six behaviours:

5 a Day – eat five portions of fruit and veg a day
Watch the Salt - eat no more than 6g of salt a day
Cut Back Fat - eat less fat
Sugar Swaps - eat less sugar
Choose Less Booze - drink less alcohol
Get Going Every Day - lead a more physically active lifestyle

Change4Life has six sub-brands:

• Bike4Life
• Breakfast4Life
• Let's Dance with Change4Life
• Play4Life
• Swim4Life
• Walk4Life

Change4Life Sports Clubs

Change4Life Sports Clubs encourage more physical activity in children deemed less active than others (in both primary and secondary schools). It is funded by the Department of Health and managed by the Youth Sport Trust.

Start4Life

Start4Life targets pregnant women and new mothers. It encourages the following behaviours:

• Increasing physical activity
• Eating five portions of fruit and veg every day, eating less salt, eating less fat, eating less sugar
• Taking more dietary supplements
• Quitting smoking
• Quitting alcohol
• Breastfeeding

The campaign also urges fathers, friends, and family members to encourage mothers to make lifestyle changes. Free leaflets and posters are available to healthcare professionals.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
18/10/2017

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