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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 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:

  • 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 these 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, as this could lead to overeating later in the day.
  • Reduce high sugar and high fat 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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