Our Alive ‘N’ Kicking programmes are designed to support families and children within 4 different age ranges. The age appropriate programmes are outlined below, click on the link for each programme to find out more. To sign up for a programme in the areas where ANK is currently being delivered, then follow the link to Find your local programme.
The ANK programme adheres to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline (CG43 & PH53) [3, 4]. It is multi-component using behavioural change strategies to increase physical activity and to improve eating behaviours and the quality of the persons’ diet. Staff are trained in the process of assessing a family’s readiness to change using the Trans Theoretical Model of change (TTM)  and will use a combination of evidenced behaviour change constructs such as Motivational Interviewing [6, 7], Self-efficacy Theory  and Protection Motivation Theory  to effect changes. Nutritional advice is based on the British Dietetic Association ‘Weight Wise Campaign’ and Eatwell guidelines and has been developed by dietitians and registered nutritionists.
The design, implementation and continued improvement of ANK is derived from best practice as identified in the current evidence base [10-15]:
We are proud of the achievements made by our families participating in the Alive n Kicking programme, here is a selection of results.
|Centile||% (n=1250)||% reduced BMI z score|
|> 91st (overweight)||21% (264)||78%|
|> 98th (obese)||59% (736)||80%|
|> 99.6th (severely obese)||20% (250)||79%|
*Illustrating that ANK is equally efficacious across all BMI ranges