Childhood obesity is now a key issue nationally, and the government has set targets to decrease levels of obesity in children as they start school. This course implements the HENRY approach (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) offering practitioners an approach that will help them successfully engage with parents and carers, and encourage them to give their babies and toddlers the optimum start to life. This course is specifically for health practitioners and is made up of five learning outcomes: the HENRY approach and the obesity epidemic, establishing healthy eating patterns, addressing food, being active and parenting for a healthy lifestyle. It helps to instil health into children from a young age and promotes healthy living.
- 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
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
Health practitioners, those working with young children especially in areas of child health, setting or nursery staff, parents and those with young families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course