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Welcome to MoreLife Mid and West Essex!


Congratulations on taking the first step to a healthier, happier life for you and your family.

We, like you, are passionate about giving your child the best possible start in life, and here at MoreLife we understand what a surprise it can be to hear that your child is overweight. Below you’ll find interviews with parents and children who found themselves in the same situation as you, as well as some words from child health experts.



How does it feel to be overweight at school?


Being overweight as a child isn't much fun.

Whether it's being called names by classmates or not feeling able to join in PE lessons, it can be tough to be heavier than your peers. MoreLife Clubs help children who struggle with their weight to become fitter, healthier and above all, more confident.

In this short film, a few of our Clubbers talk about their experiences of being a little overweight, and why they've decided to take positive action and sign up to a free MoreLife programme!

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How did you react when you were told your child was overweight?


At MoreLife we understand that being informed your child is overweight can be surprising, frustrating and even upsetting.

Many parents are unsure what to do next. MoreLife are here to help parents overcome these worries, and make small lifestyle changes to give their children a healthier, happier future!

In this short video, one parent talks about how she reacted when she heard the news, what prompted her to take action, and how free MoreLife Clubs have made a huge difference to her children.

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Professor Paul Gately explains the National Child Measurement Programme


You might be surprised to hear that almost a third of children are overweight by the time they reach Year 6.

The Islington National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) assesses levels of childhood obesity in the area and how these compare to the national average. It also means the NHS can offer assistance to families with children above a healthy weight, providing free services like MoreLife Clubs.

In this short film, Paul talks about the objectives of the NCMP and what parents can do if their child is identified as being overweight.

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What are MoreLife Clubs all about?


MoreLife programmes are fun, active and best of all, they're free!

MoreLife Clubs are for children who are above a healthy weight to attend with their families, and are a great combination of lifestyle advice and exhilarating activities.

Club Co-ordinators Megan and Georgia talk about what happens at a MoreLife Club, and why, at the end of the 12-week programme, nobody wants to leave!

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What Can I Do Next?

Family Clubs in Chelmsford

MoreLife clubs are fun, energetic sessions for young people and families in Mid and West Essex. Each session we play loads of exciting games like dodgeball and basketball. You'll learn fun lessons about food and nutrition including some surprising facts about the sugar in your drink! MoreLife Essex clubs are for children aged 5-16, with a BMI in the 91st centile or above

Where are the family clubs held and when do they start?

Where:Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1FG.

When: Starting Monday 12th January, 4pm-6pm.

How long do the family clubs last?

The club sessions are held every week for 12 weeks for 2 hours per week. 

MoreLife Family Clubs in Harlow

MoreLife clubs are fun, energetic sessions for young people and families in Mid and West Essex. Each session we play loads of exciting games like dodgeball and basketball. You'll learn fun lessons about food and nutrition including some surprising facts about the sugar in your drink! MoreLife Essex clubs are for children aged 5-16, with a BMI in the 91st centile or above

Where are the family clubs held and when do they start?

Where:Harlow Fields & College, Tendring Rd, Harlow, Essex CM18 6RN.

When: Starting Wednesday 14th January, 4.30-6.30pm.

How long do the family clubs last?

The club sessions are held every week for 12 weeks for 2 hours per week.

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Q. Which of these boys is clinically overweight?


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"It's amazing, sporty and healthy." Eron, aged 9.

"Thank you so, so much for all of the encouragement and support you all have given me. You all have changed my life for the better."Briony, aged 10.

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