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Healthy Lifestyles Coaches and #NorfolkCan

#NorfolkCan is a service offered to families, children and young people whose Body Mass Index (BMI) centile, has been measured as outside of the healthy range. Healthy Lifestyles coaches are specially trained to help families make lasting changes.

Who is #NorfolkCan for?

The service is for anyone who;

  • Lives in Norfolk
  • Is aged between 0-19
  • Has a Body Mass Index (BMI) centile which falls outside of the healthy range.

Any family can request #NorfolkCan support by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123.

You can work out a child or young person’s BMI centile by using the NHS BMI calculator. Remember to click the Child tab on the calculator.

Dive Deeper

What Is A Healthy Lifestyles Coach?

Healthy Lifestyles Coaches are specially trained to help families make lasting changes. They will get to know you and your family. Together you will look at;

  • Where you are now and where you would like to be.
  • What small steps you can take to reach your goal and make a plan which fits your family.
  • Review the plan regularly with you to see if you are on the right track - or if we need to try something different.
  • Help you find ways to maintain your new healthy habits.

What Support Would Our Family Get?

  • Support to plan and manage change as a family –skills you can use again whenever you need to.
  • Regular contact with a Healthy Lifestyles Coach – this helps develop and strengthen motivation to change.
  • Working together to identify areas for change - support tailored to your families needs.
  • Continued support until the new behaviours become a habit.
  • Coaches work with the whole family – it is helpful for everyone’s ideas and feelings to be heard.
  • Appointments by phone and/or face to face at home, or a place of your choice.

Who can help?

If you would like to talk to us about #NorfolkCan or the support our Healthy Lifestyles Coaches can offer, you can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you are 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635060 for confidential advice from one of our team.

You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below.

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