Tag Archives: Obesity

National Child Measurement Programme underway

Children in 216 Somerset primary schools are taking part in the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) this year. A full 100 per cent of the County’s primary schools have chosen to take part in the nationwide initiative which aims to help reduce childhood obesity. Parents of Reception and Year 6 children will receive letters about […]

Celebrating two years of Free School Meals

Somerset County Council, working in partnership with local schools, are celebrating two years since the introduction of free school meals for pupils in Somerset. In that time parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 have been able to send their children off to school in the knowledge they will receive a quality, healthy […]

ZING – new healthy living service for Somerset

A contract to deliver the Council’s healthy weight, physical activity and healthy eating service has been awarded to Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) and Somerset Community Food (SCF). The new service will mean Somerset’s residents can access the expert advice of a healthy lifestyle team, including health trainers, active […]