Bid to cut childhood obesity

Christchurch School launch of new Five20 sceme across Chesterfield Borough Council. Jane Hicken, children's obesity coordinator, Scott Webster from CBC and Alex Fraser from sporting futures with pupils Emily Tubb, 8, Grace Lomas and Rian Hurst.
Christchurch School launch of new Five20 sceme across Chesterfield Borough Council. Jane Hicken, children's obesity coordinator, Scott Webster from CBC and Alex Fraser from sporting futures with pupils Emily Tubb, 8, Grace Lomas and Rian Hurst.
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YOUNGSTERS will soon benefit from a specialist school scheme to reduce obesity.

Chesterfield primary pupils are to learn about the importance of being active and good nutrition through a healthy balanced diet in the ‘Five 60’ programme.

The specialist scheme from NHS Derbyshire County will be managed by Chesterfield Borough Council over the next three years.

Delivered during the school day, Five 60 involves children in a series of ten structured sessions. It also aims to help children to make informed choices about their own, and their family’s, health.

The council has commissioned charity Sporting Futures to run the programme for students in years three, four and five.

Cllr Nick Stringer, executive member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “It’s hoped this programme will influence and inspire those in need of some guidance on making the right choices to a healthier lifestyle.”