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New dates added for Healthy Weight Healthy Nutrition Champions training

14th November 2016

Further to demand, we are delighted to announce new dates for the Healthy Weight Healthy Nutrition Champions training schedule:

  • 12/13 Jan 2017 – Leeds
  • 9/10 Feb 2017 – Antrim, Northern Ireland

Building upon 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 HVs 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.

Our Champions programme equips participants to take on leadership / special interest roles as well as cascading Healthy Weight Healthy Nutrition training updates to colleagues within their organisation. This is a cost-effective method of ensuring the workforce has access to up-to-date evidence-based knowledge and skills to support practice in this important public health subject area and additionally represents an excellent development opportunity for health visitors.