Let's Get Going! - For Professionals

Referring a family to Let's Get Going (LGG) programme could be an important step towards a healthy and active lifestyle. Support them to start that journey today!

LGG is a 10 week healthy lifestyle programme for children ages 7 - 12, with the aim to engage, inspire and enable children and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices long term.

Delivered within schools and community settings throughout Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire and Slough, this interactive programme contains fun workshops and games to encourage children and families to achieve a healthy lifestyle and ultimately reduce their risk of obesity.

Each afterschool session is 1.5 hours; with parents and guardians invited to attend the final 20 minutes of each week to transfer what children have learnt into the home environment.

Sessions include

Week Session Outline
1 Introduction to LGG
2 Healthy Eating and Snacks
3 Screen Time and the Benefits of Physical Activity
4 Energy Balance
5 Fruit and Veg Taste Testing and Smoothie Making
6 School Time
7 Teeth and Sugary Drinks
8 Portion Sizes
9 Eating Out and Family Food
10 Final Week and Quiz

As well as a range of fun games and activities, such as:
Kick Rounders, Family Games and circuits, Parachute Games and much more!

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How to refer families

The programme will be advertised within schools and the community via book bag letters, parent mail and the display of promotional resources.

Families can self-refer into the service by completing a referral form online or with the team over the phone. In case a course gets oversubscribed, priority will be given to families who will benefit most from attending the service.

GP's, nurses and health professionals can also refer families directly into the programme by downloading and completing a referral form then sending it directly to the team using the information below. Referring a family into the LGG programme could be their first step towards a healthy and active lifestyle, support them to start that journey today!

Secure Email: lets.getgoing@nhs.net

Fax: +44 118 900 7497

Post: Let's Get Going, Solutions 4 Health Ltd, Unit 1, Thames Court, 2 Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ

Staff Training

In order to support health professionals in raising the issue of weight for patients of all ages; Eat 4 Health and LGG have designed a bespoke training session which can be delivered within surgeries FREE of charge.

This session will include tips on:

  • Engaging & empowering patients
  • Talking sensitively about weight
  • How to appropriately raise weight with patients including children and young people
  • How to motivate patients to join local services such as Eat 4 Health and Let's Get Going
  • How to refer patients into services

If you would like to facilitate further development of your team's skills and knowledge in order to be able to speak about local, free weight management services to a range of patients, please get in contact with the team to book your FREE TIPS session!

Promotional Materials

Contact the LGG team on info@lets-get-going.co.uk or call 01183 341 864 to request promotional materials free of charge.

Alternatively you can download the LGG leaflet, poster and referral form here: