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Children’s Healthy Weight Team (Hounslow)

We aim to promote healthy weight amongst children and contribute to reducing childhood obesity in the London Borough of Hounslow.

We provide a seamless service to families with children aged 0-19 years who are resident in the borough, or who attend school in Hounslow.

We offer expert advice and information on healthy weight, healthy eating, food and nutrition and active lifestyle tailored to the individuals, families and communities we are working with. 

Our services include:

  • Bump ‘n’ Me: a healthy lifestyle service specially tailored for pregnant women.
  • Training and support for early years settings such as nurseries, play groups, child minding services and children’s centres.
  • Parent education sessions on healthy lifestyle in children centres and schools in Hounslow.
  • One to one support for families to develop a personalised Family Healthy Weight Plan.
  • Coordination of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).  The programme weighs and measures all 4-5 years olds and 10 – 11 years old in Hounslow and provides parents feedback on their child’s results.

 

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)

Related links:

For childhood obesity figures visit:

The NHS Information Centre

National Obesity Observatory

For more information on NCMP visit:

Department of Health - National Child Measurement Programme

For information on healthy lifestyle visit:

NHS LiveWell

Change4Life 

Body Mass Index (BMI) 

It’s helpful to check your child’s BMI every once in a while to see if they are growing healthily.

You can do this using the Healthy Weight tool

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is an important element of the government’s work programme on childhood obesity, and is operated jointly by the Department of Health (DH) and the Department for Education (DfE). The NCMP was established in 2006.

Every year, as part of the NCMP, children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) have their height and weight measured during the school year to inform local planning and delivery of services for children; and gather population-level surveillance data to allow analysis of trends in growth patterns and obesity.

The NCMP also helps to increase public and professional understanding of weight issues in children and is a useful vehicle for engaging with children and families about healthy lifestyles and weight issues.

You can watch a helpful film aimed at children - which explains what the NCMP is for - by clicking on the 'NCMP film' tab at the top of this page.

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) - explained:

This helpful film is aimed at children to explain about what the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is for and about the benefits of taking part.

The film was produced by award winning television production company, Darrall Macqueen, and stars local children and the trust's very own school nurse, Jane Bradwell.

The service is based at:

Heart of Hounslow,
92 Bath Road,
Hounslow
TW3 3EL

See the 'Meet the team' tab for the team's contact details.


Opening times:

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Referrals to the Children's Healthy Weight Team can be made by:

  • Self referral
  • Health professional referral 
  • Partner organisation referrals

Buvana Ailoo - Children’s Healthy Weight Lead
Tel: 020 8630 7517
Fax: 020 8630 3122
Mobile: 07958372685

Email: buvana.ailoo@hrch.nhs.uk
Secure email:
buvana.ailoo@nhs.net

Kiran Sharma - Children’s Healthy Weight Advisor
Tel: 020 8630 7510
Mobile: 07958157486
Fax: 020 8630 3122

Email: kiran.sharma@hrch.nhs.uk
Secure email:
kiran.sharm@nhs.net

Kuldip Dhami - Children’s Healthy Weight Administrator
Tel: 020 8630 1117
Fax: 020 8630 3122

Email: Kuldip.dhami@hrch.nhs.uk
Secure email:
Kuldip.dhami@nhs.net