Healthy Eating Services and Exercise resources

In Waltham Forest 22.8% of 4 to 5 year olds and 37.8% of 10-11 year olds are overweight or obese. Being overweight and obesity severely increases the risk of type two diabetes, certain cancers and heart and liver diseases, as well as increasing the probability of other long-term conditions.

Children introduced to unhealthy foods in early childhood can develop consumption patterns that are likely to become habitual, leading to greater chances of overweight and obesity. 

Best Start with HENRY's Healthy Eating services include: dietary advice for starting solids, fussy eating and healthy eating, plus the promotion of active play/physical activity via:

  • regular Healthy Weight drop-in sessions running alongside Child Health Clinics and Children & Family Centre sessions across the borough 
  • 2 hours Starting Solid workshops which explores in detail and answer your questions on when, how and what to feed your baby. 
  • a structured 1-to-1 programme for families of children under 5 years who are overweight and would like additional support to make healthy changes.

Get in touch

If you have any question regarding the above please get in touch.

Telephone: 020 8496 5223

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Physical exercise resources

Last update: Wednesday 14th of August 2019 11:58:18 AM