Public Health Programmes

Zing Somerset


Zing Somerset is a web-based resource designed to encourage and motivate Somerset residents to become and stay physically active. It not only allows people to record their activity minutes at a low, medium or high intensity, but is also designed to be a one stop shop to allow people to browse what is on offer in Somerset.


The Zing Somerset programme was launched in January 2016 and provides healthy eating, physical activity and weight management services for Somerset.


The new service is delivered by a healthy lifestyle team, including health trainers, active lifestyle officers and children and families workers and will offer support for targeted individuals and families throughout the life course. It will particularly focus on children and families that need the most support.


Zing provides:

  • An Early Years programme called Full of Beans which is delivered in children’s centres or EY settings by the Zing children and family workers. The programme offers a four week multi-component programme covering physical activities and healthy food ideas for children and families from targeted communities. Sessions last between 30-60 minutes
  • A school-based programme called Healthy Futures which offers a six week programme of health and wellbeing sessions. The programme targets schools where rates of NCMP are significantly higher than the local and national level. For further details of how to access this programme, contact Stuart Kennard by email:  
  • Children and Families Lifestyle Courses – Zing Somerset is also offering a programme for targeted families who need individual support and guidance to think about eating well, looking at what’s in a food label, getting more active, healthy recipes, managing stress as well as a chance to try out different activities and games. For further details of how families can access this programme click: here

For more information contact: