Drastic weight-loss surgery should never be ‘normal’ says HOOP member speaking to Childrens Food Trust


Mell Handley, one of HOOP’s Facebook community group administrators.

One of HOOP UK’s volunteer administrators of our now 10,000+ strong Facebook community, Mell Handley has spoken to the Children’s Food Trust to tell her story as part of a campaign the charity is running in its mission to get every child in the UK eating well.

Commenting on the story which Children’s Food Trust published today, HOOP UK’s CEO Lesley McCormack said: “We are very proud of Mell and how brave she has been to speak up about her battle with food from childhood that eventually led to her undergoing weight loss surgery.


Mell today.


Mell before weight loss surgery.

“Mell was one of a few members who volunteered to speak to the Children’s Food Trust after we put a call out for people willing to help in the charity’s educational campaign. HOOP UK and the Children’s Food Trust have great synergy, so we were delighted to assist. We are also committed to working with them by continuing to share both the knowledge and experiences of all our members as well as experts working within HOOP to help children and parents across the UK.”

Check out Mell’s story below.

Source: Drastic weight-loss surgery should never be ‘normal’ – Childrens Food Trust