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.
Parent education workshops on healthy lifestyle in children centres and schools in Hounslow. Workshops provide information for parents learn to create a well balanced diet, understand the correct portion sizes, choose healthier options and reduce sedentary lifestyle
One to one support for families to develop a personalised behaviour change programme through Family Healthy Weight Plan.
Education and training for professionals working with children and young people on a range of subjects promoting healthy weight and healthy lifestyle in children such as nutrition, behaviour change, reducing sedentary activity and overall wellbeing.
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)
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.