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New dates added for Healthy Weight Healthy Nutrition Champions training

18th August 2016

New dates have been added to the Healthy Weight Healthy Nutrition Champions training schedule:

  • 1/2 December 2016 – Ipswich
  • 15/16 December 2016 – Guildford

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.

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.

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.