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Live Lighter Families offers age-appropriate programmes to support overweight children, young people, and their families in leading happier and healthier lives.

All of our programmes run for a 12-week period to enable maximum results. We do this by providing the right level of support and encouragement to families, focusing on the following key areas:

  • Diet and healthy eating habits
  • Age-appropriate physical activity in line with UK guidelines
  • Reducing the amount of sedentary time
  • Strategies for changing family behavior to create new and positive, healthy habits

The programme will kick off with an information session, where you as a family will learn about making new, healthy lifestyle changes, followed by a fun activity session which we encourage the whole family to get involved in!

All our sessions are fun and designed to motivate all members of the family to take part. They include games such as Dishes and Domes, Tag, Treasure Hunts and Dodgeball!

We also provide a safe space for Parents/Guardians and their families to discuss any challenges they may be facing when making healthy lifestyle changes.

Due to COVID-19 we are currently offering our face-to-face sessions virtually so please get in touch with a member of our team on 0114 2702043 to find out more.

Participating venues near you...

Shirecliffe Community Centre, S5 8XL

Zest Centre, S6 3NA

Phillimore Community Primary School, S9 5EF

Spring’s Leisure Centre, S2 2AL

The Old Rectory Handsworth, S13 9BZ


Sheffield families wishing to join the Live Lighter Families programme can be referred by a health professional or directly by a parent/guardian.

Participating children must be aged 5-17 years and on or above the 91st Centile on the Child BMI Growth Chart.

Please note that all participating families are expected to:

Commit to attending the full 12-week programme focusing on healthy eating, with all family members taking part in physical activity.

Please note that Parents/Guardians must attend with their children and take part in all activities.

Interested in volunteering?

  • Do you have a passion for nutrition and/or physical activity?
  • Are you keen to give back to the local Sheffield community?
  • Do you speak multiple languages?
  • Are you looking for practical experience in a professional health environment?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then please don’t hesitate to Contact us for further information on how you can get involved.