Croydon Council are committed to supporting adults, children and families to be healthier and increase their physical activity. Obesity in children and adults is a growing concern across the country and interventions at an early age can help to prevent long-term health problems.  Croydon has Healthy Heart Town Status and also Food Flagship Status -  helping to develop cooking and growing skills.

If you are over 18 you could qualify for free weight loss help from Weightwatchers (in the form of a 12 week programme) if your excess weight is affecting your health. To find out more about the Weightwatchers Scheme in Croydon call 0345 602 7068. (Monday – Sunday 8am – 8pm)

Alive n Kicking is a FREE service helping adults, children and families keep a healthy weight. They support families with children aged 4-12 years to improve their lifestyle, physical fitness and nutrition habits.  Those who are eligible can register for a free 12 week Alive ‘N’ Kicking programme. Topics covered include portion sizes, sugary drinks, fruit and vegetable tasting, family activity and more. Contact them to find out if you qualify to attend this service. Telephone 020 3757 6598, email  or check out their website.