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 this web link: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator/
If you have concerns about your child’s weight, call 0116 305 1510.
Our animated videos
“Why you should eat your five a day” is aimed at a younger audience. Through a cast of colourful superhero characters, the video explains the benefits of fruits and vegetables – vitamins and minerals, immune support and fibre – as well as what counts as a portion, and why we should “eat the rainbow”.
“What’s the connection between food and mood?” is aimed at an audience of older children. It contains five tips for improving our mood through the food we eat, covering the importance of regular meals for maintaining blood sugar levels, as well as the effects of protein, good fats, vitamins and minerals, and water on our mood.
You can support your child by helping the whole family to eat healthier:
Ways to get started
Eat well Guide
Health for Kids
Portion Size Information from British Nutrition Foundation
We offer a range of online support including text, phone and skype. Face to face appointments are also available.
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