Helping families live healthy active lives together


Families living in the south east of the Wakefield district are being invited to take part in a free 12 month healthy lifestyle programme.

Health trainers from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are calling on families to get involved in the Healthy Active Lives Together (HALT) programme which encourages families to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Teaming up with health and wellbeing activators from Wakefield Council and community food and health workers from the Trust, the HALT team provide families with a specially designed and tailor made programme to help them learn about healthy eating, physical activity and cooking skills.

During the 12 months, families will begin the programme with sessions at home before continuing onto group sessions at a local community venue.

Donna Cockroft, project lead for HALT said “This is a great opportunity for families to work together and find out how small changes can make a big difference to leading healthier lives.”

“We make every session as fun and interactive as possible. We cover everything from food labelling and portion sizes to eating habits and physical activity and best of all it’s free!”

Cllr Pat Garbutt, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health at Wakefield Council said, “This valuable programme aims to help residents and their families to eat healthier, get active and cook better food. It will mean people can adopt a healthier lifestyle to feel and look good.”

Families who are interested in taking part must commit to attend all 14 sessions in the 12 month period, live in the south east of the district including South Kirkby, South Elmsall, Upton, Hemsworth, Havercroft or Kinsley and have children aged 8 to 11.

For more information on the HALT programme contact the Wakefield health trainer service on 01977 665717 or email

Helping families live healthy active lives together

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