The Henry programme is a childhood obesity prevention programme that supports families with young children to develop health lifestyles. It is an evidenced based universal service for families with children 0-5 years delivered across 8 sessions. Parents complete a pre and post questionnaire which helps to them to reflect on the changes they make.
The programme aims to:
– Increase parent’s knowledge and skills in healthy eating and understanding the benefits of this.
– Improve parent efficacy (by increasing their belief in their capabilities as a parent)
– Improve healthy family eating behaviours and increased consumption of fruit and vegetables
– Promote emotional wellbeing to support families to develop healthy lifestyle habits, including relation to food, activity and daily routines
This can be delivered flexibly to families on a 1-1 basis or within a group setting and Virtual delivery has been developed and is working well. Parents or carers will receive a pack which includes a Healthy Families – Right from the Start handbook and supporting resources