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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 offer a range of services to support families including an 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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