Twenty five per cent of adults and 20 per cent of year six children are classed as obese in East Lindsey, with 62 per cent of adults overweight, says East Lindsey District Council.
The council is launching a new family based health project in an effort to combat rising levels of obesity and diabetes in the region.
The project, which is funded by NHS Lincolnshire and delivered by the District Council, targets families that are overweight or at risk of becoming so, due to other factors within their lives.
The new scheme will be launching in January and will cover all aspects of health including physical activity, nutrition, motivational factors, cost, and lifestyle factors, and helps families address these issues.
Sessions will be held in Mablethorpe, Louth, Skegness and Horncastle.
David Clark, Senior Health Officer at the council, said: “Obesity is one of the biggest health issues in East Lindsey and something that the council is working closely with the NHS to address. This new scheme, which focuses on families, will face the problem head on and ensure children are fully educated on the need to live a healthy and active life.”
For more information on the new family health project which is free of charge, or for details of how to join, contact David Clarke on 01507 613461 or 07500 067865.