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Healthy weight in children

COVID-19 impact to this service

Healthy weight nursing services during COVID-19 pandemic

Healthy weight nursing services will continue to be available to service users they currently work with and healthy weight advice will be available through the CLCH well children’s hubs.

Further resources for parents and families

The Institute of Health Visiting is supporting the health and well being of all families. During the COVID-19 pandemic they have put together links and resources to support parents and families. All are by trusted organisations and websites.

0 to 18 years Healthy Weight Care Pathway

The 0 to18 Healthy Weight Care Pathway in Barnet has been revised and was published in 2019.

Services to support healthy weight in children that are available to Barnet residents for free are listed below. GPs, health visitors, school nurses, and other health care practitioners can also provide advice about healthy weight in children. Practical advice about maintaining a healthy weight in children is at: www.nhs.uk/change4life and www.nhs.uk/ncmp3

Weight management services

Programme description

Xplore

Weekly healthy eating and physical activity group sessions for children, parents/carers and siblings.

Eligibility

 

4 to 13 years old.

Overweight or very overweight (the 91st centile and above).

Referral

 

Primary care and other healthcare professional

Self-referral / referral by parent

Cost

Free

Contacts

Email: xplore.barnet@gll.org

Telephone: 0208 457 9907

 

Programme description

Healthy weight nurses

Provide 1 to 1 support in the home or school.

Sessions cover healthy eating and goals to aim for.

Eligibility

4 to 12 years old.

In the very overweight category (over the 98th centile) or with complex needs.

Referral

Primary care and other healthcare professional

Self-referrals / referral by parent (child would be assessed at first visit. Height and weight will be measured).

Cost

Free

Contacts

Email: CLCHT.AdminHWNSTeam@nhs.net

Telephone: 0208 205 6204