Are you looking for some support to help you lose weight? Our group weight management programme, Food for Thought may be just the thing to help. With information learnt on the programme and making small changes to eating habits and lifestyle, participants could lose up to half a stone in a safe and sustainable way. 

In the lead up to the festive period, we will be offering two Food for Thought programmes. Both will run one session per week for four consecutive weeks. 

We will also be running a number of programmes in the New Year, to support your wellbeing.

The sessions are delived on Microsoft Teams (around 45 minutes in duration), and face to face (around 60 minutes in duration).

Programme content includes:

  • Understanding Calories
  • Food labelling
  • Portion Sizes
  • Meal Planning and mindful eating
  • Physical Activity guidance
November 2023 programmes
Date Registration
Thursday 23 November 7pm 
(via Teams)
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Thursday 30 November 10am
(Nightingale Meeting Room, Hollins Park. WA2 8WA)

January 2024 programmes
Date Registration
Monday 15 January 2.30pm 
(V7, Kings Business Park, Prescot L34 1PJ)
Limited places
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Tuesday 16 January 10am
(via Teams)

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Wednesday 17 January EVENING - time TBC
(via Teams)

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Below you can read feedback from one member of our April 2023 group

''I’m doing great and honestly think joining that course was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. The way you described everything made it easy to understand and I use the information you gave us regularly to check anything I’m unsure of or just to remind me of what I need to keep in mind.

I downloaded the food scanner and easy meals so I’ve got them on my phone to use whenever I need.

I only weigh myself once a month now but when I weighed in last Friday, (28th) I’d lost 18lbs so was down to 187.8 from a starting weight of 206lbs, and I’ve lost 4 inches from my waistline which is probably the most pleasing thing of all. I’ve kept a record in my phone which I use to help keep me motivated.

I’ve changed the way I eat and what I eat so seriously I’m made-up I did the course and have recommended it to everyone here and at meetings I go to.

Thanks for all your support Katie, it’s really been appreciated.''

We want to make Food for Thought as inclusive as possible to support you with your weight loss goals.

However, as the Health and Wellbeing Facilitators are not registered dietitians or registered nutritionists, exclusion criteria have been put in place, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues.

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the below questions, we advise that you speak with your health care professional for further support.

Are you pregnant?

Are you currently undergoing treatment for cancer?

Do you have a history of eating disorders or disordered eating?

Are you currently receiving advice from a registered dietitian or nutritionist?

If, whilst on the programme, any information we give contradicts the information you have been given by your health care professional, we advise that you go with their advice. This is because it has been specifically tailored to your individual needs. The advice you will be given in the Food for Thought programme, is generic advice, which is suitable for most.

The groups will be run by our team of Health and Wellbeing Facilitators whom have previous experience of running group based programmes of this type and have the knowledge to provide the appropriate advice to support weight loss in accordance with the current UK recommendations for a healthy balanced diet.

Participants will be encouraged to weigh/measure themselves, taking ownership of their health. They will also have the opportunity to be measured by a Health and Wellbeing Facilitator if desired and at our base.

We are also offering the opportunity to run a team-specific programme on request, in both virtual and on-site formats. These programmes will be subject to capacity.

Any queries should be directed to