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National Child Measurement Programme

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) measures the height and weight of children in Reception class (aged 4 to 5) and year 6 (aged 10 to 11), to assess overweight and obesity levels in children within primary schools.

A number of local services are available to support children and families that have received notification that the results of their NCMP measurement are considered higher than is healthy.

Below you will find a number of services and links you may find useful.

For more information about the NCMP, follow this link;

NCMP web page

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Supporting Families in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough to be physically active

Active Families is a new programme funded by Sport England to be delivered in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The project aims to get families more physically active together through fun and convenient activities in the community.


The project is working in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health, Fenland District Council, Vivacity, Living Sport (County Sport Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough) and Cambridge City Council.


Active Families will include:


  • Free term time facilitated activity sessions taking place in Fenland and Peterborough, with activities ranging from story walks starting from the school gate to more team sport based activities.


  • During school holidays there will be a number of roadshows to take place where families can find out more information of local family based provision, and take part in activities.


  • A free to use treasure hunt app ‘Wildgoose’ will be available to use which is accessible on tablets and smartphones where families can access physical activity treasure hunt challenges.

  • Support and advice to help your family become more active.

Follow the links below to contact the team for support or further information.

Alternatively, if you would like any additional information on the project then please contact the Active Families Project Manager.

Ashlea Smith: 01487 849911 / 07921832548


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Fun ideas to help your kids stay healthy!

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Child Weight Management

Everyone Health free 12 week child weight management groups are packed full of fun and interactive activities for the whole family. They are free for children aged 7-11 and their families who live in Cambridgeshire. 


During the sessions there is the chance to participate in fun active games in a welcoming and friendly environment. 


BBC get inspired

Use the Get Inspired website to get ideas of what activities you can do locally, how to get involved and inspiration to get up and go!