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Families & Young People

OneLife Suffolk delivers a highly successful, free family and young people’s healthy lifestyle service

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The service is aimed at families, children and young people who struggle with their weight and who want to become fitter and healthier.

All the services provided by our children’s team are delivered by specifically trained practitioners who offer a combination of interactive sessions, physical activity, and games along with education. Our programmes are designed to benefit the whole family and are tailored to specific age groups, supporting young people between the age of 4 – 18 years old.

OneLife Suffolk offer 3 levels of support – to find out more, click here. We take an approach that focuses more on the importance of healthy lifestyles, where there are no unrealistic expectations.

OneLife Suffolk offer 3 levels of support

  • For our children, the most important aim of our clubs is to improve confidence, find enjoyable ways of being active and to learn about nutrition in a non-judgmental way. 
  • Our approach is to implement a balanced diet that is achievable for every family in the long-term, unlike dieting. We provide recipe ideas, cheaper alternatives and practical advice that allows families to achieve the 5 main food groups.
  • We work with parents to find strategies that promote a good relationship with food for their children. This includes not demonising certain foods or food groups, not describing foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and not using food as a reward or punishment. 
  • Our clubs are a safe, non-judgemental environment for children and young people to share their own thoughts and experiences, allowing them to grow confidence and body positivity. Our online groups are divided into age groups so that young people are supported by other young people their age with similar experiences.
  • We have an excellent clinical and delivery team that continue to develop our programmes to provide the best support to all our families.

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Here at OneLife Suffolk it's all about local people living healthier lives...

Practitioner Children's Weight Management Lead

Offering a combination of 10-week Family Programmes and In School Programmes, we take an approach that focuses more on the importance of healthy lifestyles, instead of encouraging weight loss, where there are no unrealistic expectations.

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