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This page includes details of MEND’s very latest achievements, newest programmes and everything else we’ve been up to since June 2011.
02 Jul 2012
Parents fear talking about their child's weight will lead to an eating disorder
The results of a new survey conducted by MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!) and Netmums at the outset of National Childhood Obesity Week reveal that 40% of parents are concerned that talking to their child about their weight will lead to an eating disorder. This figure rises to 65% of parents who identify their child as being overweight or obese.
21 Jun 2012
Support us during National Childhood Obesity Week
13 Jun 2012
You can't beat obesity by banning fizzy drinks
MEND responds to Boris Johnson's comment on obesity in the Daily Telegraph
25 May 2012
Check out our Move It Week online hub!
If you're a MEND family or a programme manager - check out MEND's Move It Week globetrotting goodies for you to download...
15 May 2012
Fill in our 'Let's talk about weight survey'
MEND wants to find out parents’ views on talking about weight with their child. We'll publish the results during National Childhood Obesity Week (2-8 July)
13 Apr 2012
MEND and Diabetes UK hit the road again!
MEND and Diabetes UK have kicked off their 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow tour in Wigan this week.
04 Apr 2012
Top tips for a healthy Easter
MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) has launched a set of top tips to help families have a happy and healthy Easter.
16 Feb 2012
Tower Hamlets kids go for gold in Olympic swimming session
Children in Tower Hamlets learned some new strokes earlier today thanks to a unique Olympic themed swimming session with Olympian and Commonwealth gold medallist swimmer Adam Whitehead.
24 Jan 2012
MEND and MPs 'get moving'
Today MEND and around ten MPs took part in the Bupa ‘Get Moving’ challenge - to raise awareness of the benefits of taking regular exercise.
16 Dec 2011
Healthy ways to enjoy the Christmas festivities
14 Dec 2011
MEND responds to rising obesity in primary school leavers
MEND responds to the National Child Measurement Programme data, which shows increased obesity in children leaving primary school
11 Nov 2011
MEND signs up to the Responsibility Deal
MEND has agreed to honour a set of core commitments and supporting pledges after signing up to the government’s Responsibility Deal.
13 Oct 2011
Action on obesity - MEND responds
Harry MacMillan, Chief Executive of MEND, responds to Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England.
05 Oct 2011
MEND showcases work to government
MEND attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week to showcase our work to government ministers, MPs, and other conference delegates, and talk about what MEND would like to see the government doing to improve public health.
16 Sep 2011
Olympic athlete helps families get fit and healthy
Former Olympic athlete, Adam Whitehead, is launching a range of new free healthy lifestyle programmes to encourage children and adults in Tower Hamlets to eat more healthily and be more active.