Concerned about rising childhood obesity? FREE Training Opportunity for EY

To be completed by: Thu 29 Sep 2016

Time: -Thu 29 Sep 2016 | Venue:

Within Bradford, 21.6% of children enter Reception overweight or obese. By the time they leave school (Year 6), 36.4% of children are overweight or obese (NCMP, 2013-14). Being an overweight child can have a huge effect on self-esteem, physical and emotional health. Let's do something about it!

We at HENRY (Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young) are excited to announce that we are offering free training to all childminders and Early Years settings (including day nurseries, pre-schools and Foundation Stage classes) in Bradford.  We are working together with Public Health and Better Start Bradford to tackle and prevent childhood obesity.

This training, A Healthy Start in Childcare, accredited by the RSPH, enables staff to:

  • Develop their knowledge about healthy meals, snacks and portion sizes for young children in line with current Public Health, NICE and WHO guidelines
  • Increase staff confidence in providing an environment that will promote healthy eating behaviour and making good choices
  • Understand the value of active play
  • Adopt a consistent approach around nutrition and activity across all our settings throughout Bradford District
  • Model a healthy lifestyle to children in their care
  • Manage behaviour and build self-esteem, so that children start school emotionally prepared and ready to learn

When: (please choose one date – trainings are now open to all, regardless of whether you are based in Bradford District or Better Start)

Saturday 24 September, 9.15am - 4.30pm – Bradford

Thursday 17 November, 9.15am-4.30pm, Bradford

Saturday 19 November, 9.15am - 4.30pm - Keighley Healthy Living

Thursday 26 January, 9.15am-4.30pm, Bradford

Thursday 2 February / Thursday 9 February, twilights 6.00pm-9.00pm both days - venue tbc

Thursday 2 March, 9.15am-4.30pm - venue tbc

Please note: there is no obligation to run any group programmes following this training.

If you are interested in attending the training, please contact either or with your name, email address and date you would like to attend.


Published: 31/08/2016
Audience: Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Staff, Early Years Teachers, Early Years Support Staff, Nurse
Contact: Nicola Charnock

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