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Day 2 of #ProudtobeaHV #HVweek

22nd August 2017

Today’s #HVWeek topic: Healthy weight and the family – how you impact on the information and advice given to families to help them make better choices.

Welcome back to national #HVweek

We have really enjoyed reading your contributions on yesterday’s theme and hearing about your plans for this week. National HV week presents a phenomenal opportunity for us to showcase the best of health visiting practice, to show our impact and to share examples of good practice with our colleagues and commissioners around the four UK regions. We really are #ProudtobeaHV.

Today’s theme focuses on Healthy Weight and the family. The last 12 months have seen us take to the road with a grant-funded programme of Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champions training, with the outcome of 300 Champions created across England and Northern Ireland.


Our Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition training focuses on the very broad, ever-evolving and sometimes contradictory evidence base for practice around healthy weight using a life course approach from pre-conception onwards. Increasing health visitor confidence in the current evidence base around family nutritional health is central to supporting authoritative practice that will see health visitors working confidently alongside parents around their choices for their families.


The associated Healthy Weight, Health Nutrition e-learning is free to access and is provided over 5 separate modules – why not complete a module today?

Good Practice Points (for members only)

If you are a member, why not access our breastfeeding and infant feeding Good Practice Points (GPP)?


For those short of time our videos are excellent, easy-view, short clips from national experts Dr Helen Crawley (First Steps Nutrition) and Liz Ginty (HV and Baby Friendly Initiative) talking about the value of health visitor input working alongside family to help them make healthy choices around infant feeding.

Parent Tips

We have a selection of top tips for parents on breastfeeding and infant feeding which we encourage you to share with your families:

Please note that some of these resources are available to iHV members only.

If you’re not a member, please join us to get access to all of our resources.

The iHV is a self-funding charity – we can only be successful in our mission to strengthen health visiting practice if the health visiting profession and its supporters join us on our journey. We rely on our membership to develop new resources for our members.

So do join us now!

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