Promoting healthy eating and weight loss
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Promoting healthy eating and weight loss

Jeff Bartley Physiotherapist and active living co-ordinator, North Lancashire community health team

A weight management programme enabled participants to shed 4.3 kilograms on average in a year. Jeff Bartley reveals how the club was established and the factors that led to its success

A weight reduction club for people with learning disabilities helped participants to each lose 5.9kg on average over a 12-month period. In this article Jeff Bartley describes how the club was set up and the important factors that led to its success. He suggests how other clubs could be created using the learning gained during this pilot project.

Learning Disability Practice. 14, 3,12-16. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.04.14.3.12.c8440

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