Zing Somerset Family/Child and Young People Lifestyle Course (for children aged 5-11, who are overweight or obese)

Service information:

From 1 January 2018, ZING Somerset will be offering a children and families lifestyle course that will form a key component in the healthy lifestyle service area. Access to the service will be targeted in line with local data i.e. working with children living in areas of deprivation and high obesity prevalence.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Children must be aged between 5 and 11 years old and overweight and obese (defined as having a BMI score between the 91st and 98th centile for age). Please note, any child that falls outside the BMI score will not be accepted onto the course, so please ensure your referrals meet the criteria.
  • Children must not have complex needs or co-morbid health problems requiring specialist treatment.
  • The parents/guardian/carer must agree to the referral and be engaged to discuss options available to the family, including a multi-disciplinary approach.

Service specific criteria:

Under section 7b – please give details of the child/young person’s:

  • Height in metres (M)
  • Weight in kilograms (KG)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) score

Under section 7f – please state:

  • If the family are interested in engaging with a family group course
  • Availability to attend sessions

Contact details:
Email address: Lifestyle.hub@sompar.nhs.uk (Please note, from 31 December, the email address will change to onelifesomerset@somerset.gov.uk)
Phone number: 0800 412 5502
Address: N/A