From January overweight children, teenagers
and their families in South Leeds can get
advice and support about their weight problems
at a series of new clinics, run by honorary
senior clinical lecturer, Dr Mary Rudolf.
Under the WOTCHIT! programme, children and
their parents will regularly see a specially
trained person to get practical advice about
how to be more physically active and how to
eat more healthily. Morley, Middleton, Rothwell
and Beeston are likely to be chosen for the
clinics, to take place outside school hours.
A variety of activities will be offered, and
if children wish, they can also join in group
GPs are too busy to provide help if
your child is overweight, and there are not
enough dietitians in the city to cover demand,
said Dr Rudolf. This programme, funded
under the health action zone, targets disadvantaged
areas, where obesity levels are much higher,
so offering help where its most needed.
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