NHS Ayrshire & Arran has adapted its successful ‘weigh to go’ initiative, with new focus on people who have gained additional weight after a diagnosis of cancer.
The weight management programme has
received input from the Macmillan Nutrition Team, which has adapted the
plan to suit people living with cancer. Debbie Provan, Macmillan
Project Lead Dietician, explained, “Many people living with cancer
struggle with their weight. They may have gained weight as a result of
their illness. The ‘weigh to go’ programme has been successful in
helping people manage their weight, and so we decided to adapt it
specifically for those living with cancer.”
People taking part in
the programme will receive group education sessions every week for
three months; four assessments - at the start, at three months, six
months and 12 months; and weekly weight monitoring to maintain
motivation and promote success.
Debbie Provan said, “These
classes are a great chance to get advice and support on all aspects of
weight management. You can also meet other people who are in the same
Classes are held every Wednesday (10.30am to 11.15am) in Saltcoats library.
information on the programme is available from Lorna Breeze by
e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Louise Whitelaw at
email@example.com. Alternatively, call 01563 525172