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Reducing obesity is a priority for health policy (DH, 2016). It is one of the six high impact areas for health visitors to demonstrate health improvement (DH, 2016).Obesity is a key area for government action – recognised as a public health priority with “Excess Weight in 4-5 year olds and 10-11 year olds” forming indicators within the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013-2016. Childhood obesity represents a significant health inequality with greater rates witnessed amongst children in disadvantaged areas and some ethnic groups. A wide portfolio of research now also recognises a strong link between overweight children and obesity into adulthood and, apart from the personal and psychological costs to the individual, there are increasing costs to the NHS and wider society, with projected costs of billions of pounds to both.

Our exciting new training package draws on the knowledge and expertise of our colleagues at First Steps Nutrition Trust – to provide theory and practical skills to support practitioners to work effectively with parents and carers to promote eating well for the whole family in order to improve health outcomes.


Healthy Weight, Healthy Nutrition options


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,

2 Days
Health Visitors & their multi- agency team members