Family weight management programme gains national award

BeeZee Bodies at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Awards
BeeZee Bodies at the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) Awards

A Brighton-based weight management and lifestyle change company has won an award for its work supporting children and young people.

BeeZee Bodies was awarded the Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH) Children and Young People Award for its BeeZee Families programmes.

The award was one of seven accolades up for grabs at the annual ceremony on October 17.

The programme, which started this year, encourages families to eat well and keep active.

Stuart King. chief executive of BeeZee Bodies, said: “I’m proud of my team but ultimately, we’re all incredibly proud of the tough steps so many local people have taken to make long-lasting, healthy changes to their lives,”

“Behaviour change isn’t easy but we’ve finely tuned the BeeZee Bodies programmes so that local people achieve their objectives and go on to lead the lifestyles that they really want.”

The RSPH called BeeZee Bodies’ entry into the annual awards ‘outstanding’.

A spokesperson said: “This was an outstanding application based on a simple and intuitive concept, applied to a clearly researched and targeted audience,” “It has a significant positive impact on recipients across several health indicators, with evidence to show this is sustained following the completion of the project.”

The now double award-winning programme focuses on supporting families to make small, realistic changes towards a healthy lifestyle.

Nutritionists at BeeZee deliver fun, family-friendly sessions about healthy eating, looking at topics such as balanced meals, portion sizes, and healthy cooking.

The programme also uses local physical activity coaches to provide families with the chance to try different activities to find something they may like to continue with which will help them to stay active.

During the sessions, physical activity is framed as something that is fun, easy to access locally, and great for family bonding.

To find out more about the BeeZee Families programme, visit the BeeZee Bodies website here.