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’s sometimes difficult to know if your child’s 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 Integratedwellbeing@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 Introduction to the programme
  • Week 2 The Eatwell guide
  • Week 3 Sugar and fat swaps
  • Week 4 Food labelling and healthy packed lunches
  • Week 5 Getting active
  • Week 6 Programme recap weeks 1-5 and next steps to a healthier you