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Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition Champions Training

We are pleased to offer training for our highly acclaimed ‘Champions’ training portfolio, which will offer participants the opportunity to continue delivering a cascade training role for their organisation.

With the support of our colleagues at First Steps Nutrition, our one-day training programme is revised and designed to update participants around the latest evidence base for healthy weight and nutrition for young families.

The associated cascade training is framed across 6 modules which can be delivered as a one-day programme to colleagues or as a series of six 2-hour sessions with individual resources and lesson plans.

  • Module One: Food, nutrition and healthy families
  • Module Two: Nutrition, fertility and healthy pregnancy
  • Module Three: Infant feeding (can be optional, dependent on BFI training available to support this element locally)
  • Module Four: Introducing food to infants and eating well in the first year
  • Module Five: Eating well for 1-4-year-olds
  • Module Six: Early intervention and prevention with a focus on childhood obesity

Attributes of a Healthy Weight Healthy Nutrition Champion

  • Current professional interest in the subject area, e.g. obesity pathway lead role, support to 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.

“This has given me the confidence to lead and support both my team and the community I serve and access to a wide range of resources for my own personal learning and for the support of others. It has been great being able to explore the socio-economic, ethnicity and gender impact on nutrition and healthy lifestyles. The evidence-based information and resources acquired will equip me to develop a more flexible and targeted approach in delivering support for healthy living”

“We will cascade the training trust wide for all HV’s and NN. I am also thinking of updating our parent group presentation with the updated information. Possible working towards setting up an antenatal parent group to look at nutrition”

March 2021