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Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champions Training

We are now able to add a brand new subject to our highly acclaimed ‘Champions’ training portfolio, which will offer participants the opportunity to take up a cascade training role for their organisation.

Building upon your existing knowledge, we explore why good nutrition matters across the lifespan, the significance of supporting women to eat well during pregnancy, as well as how you can influence and promote optimal and responsive infant feeding practices. You will also have the opportunity to examine more complex issues of allergies, fussy feeding, safeguarding and nutrition, the relationship with activity levels and overweight and obesity. Utilising a range of delivery methods the training is highly interactive through its use of small and whole group discussion and activity underpinned by use of presentations, video clips and quizzes.

After attending the training you will become your organisation’s local Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champion. You will be given the tools, information and support to cascade the training to your colleagues in order to become a local resource for this area of practice.

Sheffield Sheffield Hallam University Delivered (7/8 July 2016)
Birmingham Birmingham City University Delivered (14/15 July 2016)
Preston University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Delivered (28/29 July 2016)
Newcastle Northumbria University Delivered (22/23 Sept 2016)
London Senate House, University of London Delivered (5/6 Oct 2016)
Derby University of Derby Delivered (19/20 Oct 2016)
London Bertrand Russell Room, Red Lion Sq Delivered (3/4 Nov 2016)
London City University Delivered (17/18 Nov 2016)
Birmingham Birmingham City University Delivered (24/25 Nov 2016)
Ipswich University College Suffolk Delivered (1/2 Dec 2016)
Guildford University of Surrey Delivered (15/16 Dec 2016)
Leeds – CANCELLED Park Plaza Hotel CANCELLED (12/13 Jan 2017)
Northern Ireland Clotworthy House, Antrim Castle Gardens, Antrim Delivered (9/10 Feb 2017)
Northern Ireland Belfast – HSC Leadership Centre Delivered (16/17 Feb 2017)
London  City University (Amended venue) Delivered (23/24 Mar 2017)

We will publish the dates for all our venues as soon as these are confirmed using our website and social media sources to update the information above.

Attributes of a Champion for Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition

  • Current professional interest in the subject area e.g. obesity pathway lead role, involvement in Building Community Capacity projects related to nutrition or physical activity or a genuine interest in healthy nutrition and a willingness to develop knowledge as a specialist subject area;
  • Teaching capacity e.g. an enthusiasm for sharing information with colleagues; a teaching qualification is not essential but you will need to have the confidence to deliver the cascade training;
  • Organisation ability e.g. aptitude to efficiently organise your cascade training sessions using the trainer pack and resources provided and provide evaluation evidence to the iHV;
  • Willingness – to support a new Ready Steady Mums group in your locality.

Those undertaking the training will benefit from a superb career development opportunity and the status and experience of working directly with the iHV. Also they will have the enjoyment of knowing that they are part of something big – ensuring that all their health visitor colleagues across the UK have the same high level of training on nutrition.

Applying for a place on the iHV Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champions Training

We are asking for expressions of interest from health visitors demonstrating the attributes and experience outlined above, along with evidence of line management support for attendance and the subsequent cascade of training.

Apply now to become an iHV Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champion – complete the  Expression of Interest form and return it to our training team to avoid disappointment.