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Healthy living service to end

Before and after Lacey Lancaster recieved support from Live Well Suffolk
Before and after Lacey Lancaster recieved support from Live Well Suffolk

A healthy living service which helped more than 1,000 residents in the Sudbury area ends today as the council commissions a new group.

Live Well Suffolk, the county’s free healthy lifestyle service, has been supporting local residents in Sudbury to stop smoking, lose weight, eat healthier and become more active.

The organisation, provided by Thrive Tribe, has promoted public health for five years since forming in 2011 and helped more than 1,000 people in Sudbury.

Tim Roberts, managing director of Thrive Tribe, said: “We have had a tremendous five years’. In this time we have built up a fantastic team who have been dedicated to helping residents turn their lives around.”

Lacey Lancaster benefitted from one-to-one sessions with the organisation’s children’s weight management practitioners in Sudbury.

By the end of the programme she had lost 6.6kg and reduced her BMI by 4.3 points, bringing her into the healthy range for her age and height.

Lacey’s mum, Kelly, said: “I felt very positive about starting the programme.

“We made lots of lifestyle changes including regular exercise, limiting TV and screen time, ensuring Lacey was getting enough sleep and making sure we were making healthier food choices and serving the correct portion sizes.

“The whole family stuck to the programme and it was great to see how quickly Lacey became fitter, healthier and most of all, a much happier little girl.”

Suffolk County Council has commissioned a new, healthy lifestyle service which will be available across the county from April 1.

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