Support for families in bid to tackle child obesity

Health news
Health news

Support is now available for families seeking healthy lifestyles.

School nurses in Market Rasen are reviewing and developing a new programme that will be proactive in supporting the families of children who are considered overweight or obese.

One part of the new programme will involve making contact with parents once their child has been weighed, measured and assessed as potentially overweight or obese.

This initial telephone contact will offer support to parents ahead of a letter informing them of their child’s measurements.

School nurses will then discuss the measurements with the parents and any potential health issues or risks associated with being overweight or obese and the opportunity for support in making healthy changes.

For anyone seeking help or advice from the service to achieve a healthy weight for their school-aged child go to lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/content/school-nursing.