The Trim Tots healthy lifestyle programme has been developed by a team of child health professionals from the UCL Institute of Child Health together with a team of community artists, experienced in delivering educational art workshops to young children. The focus is on prevention rather than treatment of obesity. The aim of this evidence based community programme is to promote a healthy lifestyle both in pre-school children, aged between one and five, and their carers. The intervention is delivered as one two-hour session per week over a 24-week period. The programme includes nutrition education, physical activity and behaviour change components with an emphasis on family involvement and learning through art and play.
Trim Tots is the only evidence-based intervention programme with two-year follow up data.
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