ELDC plans to combat obesity

East Lindsey District Council is launching a new family-based health project in an effort to combat rising levels of obesity and diabetes in the region.

The project, funded by NHS Lincolnshire and delivered by the District Council, targets families that are overwight or at risk of becoming so, due to other factors within their lives.

Currently, 25 per cent of adults and 20 per cent of year six children in East Lindsey are classed as obese.

62 per cent of adults are classed as overweight.

By 2050, it is predicted that over 55 per cent of the population will be obese if action isn’t taken.

The new scheme, launching in January, will cover all aspects of health.

This includes physical activity, nutrition, motivational factors, cost, and lifestyle factors, and helps families address this issues.

The weekly sessions will be specific to families taking part and could include gym-based exercise, one to one nutrition advice and diet plans, motivational support, mentoring and general support to make positive lifestyle changes.

Sessions will be held in Horncastle, Louth, Skegness and Mablethorpe.

For more information call 01507 613461.