Children and young people eat healthy programmes

LEAN (Learning Exercise And Nutrition) Beans

The LEAN Beans progamme helps support families to lead a healthier lifestyle.

It is a club all the family can join to learn, share and play.

There are some great incentives for families taking part including;

  • free family leisure centre membership*;
  • 2 hour healthy cooking and eating sessions; and a
  • £20 supermarket voucher to spend on healthy shopping.

The LEAN Beans programme equips families with the knowledge and skills to help lead a healthier lifestyle – making a healthy lifestyle the easy choice!

The programme is open to every child and their family in Barking and Dagenham.

It runs for a 2 hour session each week over a 12 week period and is located at a number of venues across the borough.

All the sessions are family focused, including families sharing their experiences and knowledge with others in the group.

The first hour is focused on learning about nutrition in a fun, interactive and engaging way.

The second hour focuses on physical activity (suitable for all abilities) and games for the children.

During this hour parents are able to meet without the children and take part in group discussions.

To sign your child up to this programme complete the online form or call the Healthy Lifestyles team on 020 8724 8018.


*Please click here to read the LEAN Beans club’s and family leisure centre membership’s terms and conditions.