Search

Award-winning WeighWatcher encourages residents to join Bexley’s Great Weight Debate

PUBLISHED: 16:45 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:46 16 March 2017

Bexley has one of the highest infant obesity ratings in London

Bexley has one of the highest infant obesity ratings in London

This content is subject to copyright.

Karen Elliot-Brown also looks after referrals in the borough

Karen Elliot-Brown presented with diamond awar by mayor of Bexley Eileen Pallen Karen Elliot-Brown presented with diamond awar by mayor of Bexley Eileen Pallen

A meeting to tackle the borough’s reputation as an obesity hotspot is set to take place next month.

Currently, Bexley has the third highest levels of overweight and obese four to five-year-olds in London.

The council is looking for residents’ views on how to tackle the rising levels of obesity at its Great Weight Debate next month.

Karen Elliot-Brown recently picked up her third diamond award as a WeightWatchers coach, and is keen for people to get involved.

The weight loss group already takes in referrals for people with a high BMI.

The triple-diamond winner, who runs classes at Bexleyheath Goals Centre, said: “We do see people come off medication and take a more holistic approach to health.

“Losing weight is all about how you feel in your mind, now we focus on that we really see a change in peoples confidence as well as their weight.”

A variety of different speakers will be available on the day to discuss obesity and Bexley council will be on hand to show some of their early ideas to tackle the health problem.

To get involved, visit The Angelus Centre on Bexley Road, Erith, between 10am and 4pm on April 26.

For more information, contact Carol Penny by email cpenny@bvsc.co.uk or call 01322 524682

Latest Bexley news

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Two men have been summonsed to appear in court in connection with a fire at a leisure centre.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Award-winning architects, Ash Sakula, have been appointed to deliver the new design for the Old Walnut Tree Depot site in Erith.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bexley has been named as the top recycling borough in London, with 52.7pc of waste sent to recycling or composting.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bexley has helped to develop a new, innovative partnership, which focuses on keeping vulnerable families together and preventing young people from being taken into care.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge at Dartford will be closed from midnight tonight, Wednesday January 17, for safety reasons, due to high winds.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Now is your chance to nominate an inspirational teacher for a Kent Teacher of the Year Award.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Police are growing concerned for a missing girl from Bexleyheath.

Most read news

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder