Complete the Healthy Schools Rating Scheme *here*
Model good habits– what is available in your school vending machine or tuck shop?
What about lunch and snack time choices?
Sensitively challenge lunchbox contents. Offer resources on healthy lunchboxes
Encourage teaching staff to role model making healthy choices
Be wary of using unhealthy food choices as rewards and celebrations within school
Consider carefully what recipes are used in food technology lessons – are these things that are healthy and can translate to home and family life?
Help children and young people understand that - as well as what you eat, how much you eat counts *here*
Access the Change4Life resources *here* they have child friendly materials as well as lesson plans about eating well and moving more.
Try the Change4life food scanner app as an easy and visual way for children to look at the nutritional content of their favourite foods.
Use the Eatwell Guide resources to support children / young people to understand nutrition recommendations *here*
Refer struggling families to ‘Joy of Food’ where families learn to cook cheap and healthy home cooked meals in a small group (not usually more than 6 participants) – *here*
If families tell you they have no food find out how to help them access foodbank support *here*
If school children from low income families have siblings under 4 they may be eligible for Healthy Start Vouchers *here*
Guidance on having difficult conversations around weight with parents following National Child Measurement Programme results *here*
Guidance on having difficult conversations around weight with children and parents *here*
The Open University offer a range of elearning modules - including Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control *here*
Who can help?
For support or advice young people, families and professionals can contact:
Just One Number for Norfolk Children and Young People’s Health Services Tel: 0300 300 0123 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm.
Parents can use Parentline Text messaging service: 07520 631590
Young people aged 11-19 can text Chat Health on 07480635060
Other parents who are going through or have been through this before can be a big help to you, friends or family, or you could join our online forum to speak to Norfolk Parents
CLICK HERE to find out more
Find out about the enhanced School Nurse offer ...(content required?)
And the emotional health pathway *here*
For children with an overweight or underweight BMI, Healthy Lifestyles Coaches offer 1:1 support for the family.
Health needs assessment from the 5-19 team
Take a look at the Healthy Lifestyles section *here*