We now know that being overweight is a major health problem and that the number of overweight adults and children continues to rise. Younger and younger children are affected and as many as 1 in 4 children now start school already overweight. The course is divided in to 6 sessions, including information on how weight affects health and why a healthy weight is important. In addition to weight, the course also covers the importance of being active, and offers hints and tips on what families can do to become more active together. On completion, parents will have an increased understanding of the knowledge and skills required to equip their children with the ability to resist the pressures of modern life that encourage inactivity and weight gain.
Areas covered include:
- Session 1: The obesity epidemic and the Henry approach
- Session 2: Healthy Eating Patterns
- Session 3: Addressing food
- Session 4: Being Active
- Session 5: Parenting for a healthy lifestyle
- Session 6: Recommended reading and resources
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.
This course is targeted primarily at parents wanting to learn more about how they can provide their family with a healthy start to life.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.