Josh is a young lad in his mid-teens. He has been overweight all his life, and enjoys coming home after school and getting straight on the PlayStation for the entire evening, playing with his gaming friends online. His parents are at his beck and call, bringing him snacks and fizzy drinks when he asks for them, also bringing up his dinner which they allow him to eat in his room. He dreads PE lessons on a Wednesday afternoon, where he has been teased in the changing rooms about his weight. From a very young age, he’s had a sweet-tooth, regularly buying chocolate bars at the school’s tuck shop. Josh frequently keeps his feelings to himself, putting a brave face on at school as much as he can.
Josh wants to explore the world when he finishes school – his favourite Geography teacher has told him about how he has climbed mountains all around the world which sounds extremely exciting. In the meantime, he’s happy with his PlayStation and room service from the parents!
Josh's parents both work full time and Josh's dad often works evenings too. They do their best to encourage Josh to eat more healthily but they find it really hard to spend time together as a family. Every day and every week is always a big rush and it unfortunately slips in the priority list.