Nutrition and Physical Activity

East Dunbartonshire HSCP aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities through improved nutrition and increased physical activity. In support of this, the HSCP provides services to increase knowledge and awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.

ACES (Active Children Eating Smart)

Active Children Eating Smart (ACES) programme helps children and young people (aged five to 15) with support from families or carers to lose or maintain their weight and make long-lasting changes to their lifestyles. 

Families who sign up for the programme will attend 8 sessions.  Each session lasts one and a half hours in the evenings or after school in local venues.

The sessions are led by an ACES coach who provides support and motivation as well as healthy eating advice such as how to make sense of food labelling and how sugars are hidden in our food.

ACES incorporates changes into daily family life and setting goals on a weekly basis, using lifestyle diaries to record progress but most importantly it’s about having fun together.

If you would like any further information or are interested in joining ACES please contact the local Lifestyle Coach on: 0141 355 2402

Weight Management

Weigh to Go

This service is for young people aged 12 to 18 who are overweight and want to lose or manage their weight.

Weigh to Go incorporates on-going support from a Weigh to Go Nurse and Commercial Weight Management Services to promote healthy, sustainable and successful weight loss. Healthy eating practices and physical activity will compliment this and you will be encouraged by the team.

Call the Youth Health Service on 0141 451 2727 or visit the website

Waist Winners

Waist Winners is an eight week weight management programme that can help people to achieve a steady weight loss by making small changes to diet and activity.

There is a small cost of £2.70 per session.

Call the Health & Fitness team on 0141 578 8457.

Weight Watchers

This free service is for people who have diabetes, heart disease or have had a stroke.

Call 0141 211 3379, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm.


For information on free, local guided walks carried out by the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust,

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Vitality is a programme of exercise classes that supports participants to exercise at a level suitable for their abilities. Classes are designed to help build and maintain strength, coordination, endurance and flexibility.

The classes are suitable for people with different physical abilities and medical conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), cardiac conditions, osteoporosis, cognitive impairments and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They also suit people who have a fear of falling or find that their strength and balance is impacting on their daily life.

Call 0141 232 1860 to discuss classes and book.

Please note that a small charge applies and varies by Local Authority

Live Active

Live Active Advisors help people who are not active to build the confidence needed to make positive lifestyle changes. They develop individual support packages, provide supported activity sessions and help people to set goals.

Call 0141 232 1860, visit or speak to your health professional.

Breastfeeding Baby Cafe

The Baby Cafe is a free drop-in service providing a friendly and informal environment offering support and information for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. Mums can chat to others and also get one-to-one help from specially trained staff.

It takes place every Tuesday 2-4pm in the Hillhead Community Centre.