Nutrition and Physical Activity

East Dunbartonshire HSCP aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities through improved nutrition and increased physical activity. In support of this, the HSCP provides services to increase knowledge and awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.

Weight Management

Weigh to Go

This service is for young people aged 12 to 18 who are overweight and want to lose or manage their weight.

Weigh to Go incorporates on-going support from a Weigh to Go Nurse and Commercial Weight Management Services to encourage healthy, sustainable and successful weight loss. Healthy eating practices and physical activity will compliment this and you will be encouraged by the team.

Call the Youth Health Service on 0141 451 2727

Weigh to Go Families

This FREE 8 week healthy lifestyle programme is for children aged 5 – 11 years and their families.  It provides fun interactive sessions to help you learn more about healthy living and having an active lifestyle.   

To find out if your family would be eligible please contact our Lifestyle Coach on 0141 578 8437.

Glasgow and Clyde Weight Management Services

Individuals with diabetes, heart disease or who have previously had a stroke and have a BMI of >30 can self refer to the weight management service by calling the following number:  0141 211 3379 (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4 pm) All services are free to people living in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area and meet the criteria. 

Please visit the website on https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/healthy-living/manage-your-weight/

Walking

For information on free, local guided walks carried out by the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust,

please visit the website on https://www.edlc.co.uk/sport-leisure/health/walking

Vitality

Vitality is a programme of exercise classes that supports participants to exercise at a level suitable for their abilities. Classes are designed to help build and maintain strength, coordination, endurance and flexibility.

The classes are suitable for people with different physical abilities and medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), cardiac conditions, osteoporosis, cognitive impairments and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They also suit people who have a fear of falling or find that their strength and balance is impacting on their daily life.

Call 0141 232 1860 to discuss classes and book.

Please note that a small charge applies and varies by Local Authority

Live Active

Live Active Advisors help people who are not active to build the confidence needed to make positive lifestyle changes. They develop individual support packages, provide supported activity sessions and help people to set goals.

Call 0141 232 1860, visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/getactive or speak to your health professional.

Breastfeeding Baby Cafe

The Baby Cafe is a free drop-in service providing a friendly and informal environment offering support and information for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. Mums can chat to others and also get one-to-one help from specially trained staff.

It takes place every Monday 9:30am to 11:00am in the Hillhead Community Centre.