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In Leicestershire we are keen to support the whole family to, eat well, participate in regular activity and maintain a healthy weight.

Managing a healthy lifestyle is not always easy.  Our aim is to encourage young people to develop positive lifestyle behaviours which will continue into adulthood.

We can provide support to families through our eight-week lifestyle programme.

You can check if your child is overweight by using the web link https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator/

If you have concerns about your child’s weight call 0116 3051510

You can support your child by making the whole family eat healthier.

  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates; choosing wholegrain versions where possible.
  • Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
  • Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily).
  • Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.
  • Drink 6-8 cups/glasses of fluid a day.
  • If consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar have these less often and in small amounts.
  • Aim for 3 balanced meals every day to prevent feelings of hunger. Don’t skip meals, this could lead to you overeating later in the day.
  • Reduce high sugar and high fats foods. It is important to avoid frequent sugary drinks, snacks or sweets to protect your teeth and overall health.
  • The best drinks for children are water and milk.

Get Support in Leicestershire

We offer a range of online support including text, phone and skype. Face to face appointments are also available.

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