Starting well

Our Starting Well for Life programme is for children in Reception and Year 6 living in Northumberland and their families.

This programme is to help children and their families learn more about healthy weight.

Our Starting Well for Life programme is for children in Reception and Year 6 living in Northumberland and their families who have recently had a weight and height check at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme and been offered additional support.
 
It is sometimes difficult to know if your child is overweight and the results can be surprising to hear, but there is lots of help and support available to get you back to a healthy weight with a few simple changes.

If you would like to know more, please contact Startingwell@northumberland.gov.uk
The Starting Well programme offers one to one support from one of our team who will help you to make lifestyle changes around eating well and moving more.

Northumberland County Council offer this service free to families.

Each week you will focus on a different topic to support you to make small changes to help your child and family make healthier choices in the future.
  • Week 1 - The Eatwell guide
  • Week 2 - Fats and sugars
  • Week 3 - Portion size/healthy snacks
  • Week 4 - Food labelling/physical activity
  • Week 5 - Cooking demonstration
A celebration event will be held after the completion of the programme.

Meet the Starting well team

Jane Elliott - A white women with blondish hair

Jane Elliott - Health Improvement Practitioner Specialist

Katherine Beavers - A white women with brown hair and a nose piercing.

Katherine Beavers - Senior Health Trainer



If you would like to know more about the programme, please email Startingwell@northumberland.gov.uk

More information can be found on the following external websites:-

NHS - Better Health, Healthier Families
NHS – Better Health, Kickstart Your Health
British Nutrition Foundation
NHS – Managing Your Weight
British Dietetic Association
Active Northumberland