Programme tackles overweight teenagers


South Belfast and Shankill Leisure Centre will be hosting the FRESH programme from the beginning of March 2012.

FRESH is a community based healthy lifestyle programme for overweight 11-14 year olds who want to become more active, learn about a healthy lifestyle, get motivated and feel good about themselves, have fun and make new friends.

The programme is delivered by Community Dietitians, School Nurses and Physical activity coaches. It’s after school, it’s FREE and offers young people 2 hours of fun physical activity each week, information on healthy food choices and changing behaviour as well as information and support for parents.

FRESH is funded by the Public Health Agency and is co-ordinated by Belfast Trust Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service in partnership with a range of other HSC Trust departments, local Councils, Sport NI, Education and Community organisations.

For further information and criteria for entry on to the programme contact the FRESH Team on (028) 9063 1790 or email