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Lifestyle, Eating and Activity Programme (LEAP)

A NHS and Active Together funded adult weight management group with healthy eating and fun sports activities run by a Dietitian and a local exercise instructor. Each week there is a healthy eating topic to focus on and some group exercise. There are regular weigh-ins once the course finishes.

The aim is to lose weight sensibly and gradually then keep it off by learning about eating well and by being a bit more active.

You will be required to attend an assessment appointment to assess your suitability for the course this involves:

60 minute assessment appointment with Dietitian. You will ask if you can be weighed and have your waist measured We will talk about the kinds of foods you eat. The Dietitian will help you to make some initial goals to aim for

Summary of the course

  • NHS funded course held at various venues across the county – other venues coming shortly.
  • Sessions run for 10. Small group size – (male and female) Weighing is optional and done away from the other group members.
  • Each session comprises 90 minutes nutrition and 60 minutes exercise
  • Discuss different healthy eating topics such as fats, sugars, label reading, comfort eating and snacks. Bring something to drink and comfy clothes and soft shoes with you (ideally trainers)

Session details

Brockington College, Enderby, call for session dates.

Countesthorpe & Leysland Community College, Countesthorpe, call for session dates.

For more information : Please call Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic services (0116) 2227 154 to book your appointment.

FLiC

The Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service offer FLiC, a Family Lifestyle Club for children in Leicestershire. FLiC is run by Dietitians and local Council Physical Activity leaders. It is an 8-week programme (meeting once each week) for children aged 8-13 years and their families, offering support and information about weight management. Each week will involve some fun active games for the children led by the Physical Activity Co-ordinator. Whilst the children are involved in active games, there will be a topic based discussion for parents led by a Dietitian. At the end of each session children and parents get back together to take part in a fun, informative and tasting/food preparation session.