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Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champions Training

We are able to offer a 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.

Attributes of a Champion for Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition

  • 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.
  • 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.


What others thought...

“I have found the information very useful and have enjoyed the visits from the health visitor HWHN Champion” Mum of three year old who has progressively gained weight and was off the centile chart. Approximately four months of supportive contacts from the HWHN Champion, has finally seen the weight steady off and start to drop back towards the centile line.

Sheffield mum, March 2017