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FLiC (Family Lifestyle Club)

Totally free and fun groups aimed to help families make long term changes towards eating more healthily and being more active start in the county of Leicestershire from May.

The Family Lifestyle Club (FLiC) is an eight week programme for children aged 8 – 13 and their families, where they can get hands-on in the kitchen together. They will experience our "bush tucker trial" and make good-for-you snacks such as fruit kebabs and smoothies.

Parents also get the chance to find out more about healthier family eating from an NHS Dietitian – on topics like eating well and sensible portion sizes – whilst children play new games with a local authority Physical Activity Coordinator.

The sessions, aimed to help families be more fit and healthy, come as current national figures from the Department of Health report that one in four 10 – 11 year olds are over-weight.

Comments from parents:

"The boys have tried new foods and even had them again at home."

"The whole family have enjoyed taking part in FLiC".

"The whole family enjoyed attending FLiC, we found the leaders very friendly and were given lots of practical and useful information to help us make the changes we needed"

We can help! Call the FLiC team to find out if your child is overweight or use the web link for NHS Choices www.nhs.uk/tools and click on the BMI healthy weight calculator.

FLiC groups start in January, May and October, to find your nearest group contact us on FLIC@lnds.nhs.uk or 0116 222 7154 you can leave a message on our voicemail.