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Introducing HENRY

By February 13, 2018Local News

Everyone wants the best for their children, but it can be hard to know what to do as a parent in the early years. That’s where HENRY comes in. The HENRY programme is free to join and helps you give your child the best possible start in life.

The programme is for parents or carers of children aged 0 to 5 years old. It is free to join.

The HENRY Healthy Families: Right from the Start programme is running locally.

Research shows that the key ingredients to ensuring babies and young children have a healthy start in life are:

  • Parenting confidence
  • Physical activity for little ones
  • What children and families eat
  • Family lifestyle habits
  • Enjoying life as a family

The programme covers these 5 themes across 8 weeks and provides everything you need to help get your little one off to a great start.

Week 1 – Decide what changes you want to make and set your own goals

Week 2 – How to juggle life with young children so you all get what you need

Week 3 – How to respond to children’s needs without giving in to all their demands

Week 4 – Positive mealtime tips for a happy family – reducing mealtime stress for everyone

Week 5 – Ideas for active play to help children learn, develop and stay happy

Week 6 – Food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, and snack swaps

Week 7 – Understanding and managing your child’s behaviour for a happier home

Week 8 – Celebrate your success as a parent and plan the future for your family

HENRY programmes are running locally. To find out more, help you decide if you would enjoy it, or to join a programme contact the Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team: healthylifestylesteam@hullcc.gov.uk or (01482) 828901

For more information about HENRY click here

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