Start is the Public Health Kirklees commissioned weight management programme for children and young people, delivered by the Kirklees Sport and Physical Activity Development Team as part of a multi-agency initiative
It has been developed to support young people (aged 5-16yrs) and their families who are above a healthy weight to make changes to their lifestyle, through regular physical activity and healthy eating.
Additionally, Start offers a preventative programme for 2-4 year olds aimed at raising awareness of physical activity and healthy eating.
The role of a recommending agent
Young people must be recommended to the Start scheme.
Recommending agents are added to our Start Network and receive regular updates about Start.
Their support of overweight young people and families is invaluable and we welcome their feedback.