Department Health newsletter – Childhood obesity: latest update including:

  • New funding to improve school facilities and encourage healthier lifestyles
  • Health Minister Nicola Blackwood outlines how the food industry can do more to reduce sugar in products
  • How schools, local authorities and charities are reducing childhood obesity
  • New catering guidance

Read about an exciting project bringing parents’ voices to the Health Visitors Community of Practice Evidence hub (HVeCOP) and what their experiences are of receiving an evidence-based service – if you would like to join in please email [email protected]

What is the Health Visitors Community of Practice Evidence hub (HVeCoP)?

The Health Visitors Community of Practice Evidence hub (HVeCoP) is a website which allows health visitors raise issues, and collectively suggest best practice points backed up by evidence and published resources about what works in practice in improving the health of children and families.

Discussions and posts are organised around the six Early Years High Impact Areas, developed to support the transition of commissioning to Local Authorities and to help inform decisions around the commissioning of the health visiting service and integrated children’s early years services.

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January edition of NHS Choices Newsletter – Your Health – covers:

  • New Alcohol Guidelines
  • Stick with those New Year’s resolutions with help from NHS Choices…
    • Weightloss plan
    • Get moving with Couch to 5K