Coronavirus service update
Face-to-face interactions are being not currently taking place due to COVID-19.
We can continue to provide a remote service and maintain contact with families in City & Hackney by phone and email.
We are now running our 8 Week Healthy Families Group Programmes and Workshops digitally. If you have children aged under 5 years who live or are registered with a GP in the City and Hackney see below for more information and how to sign up.
Who we are...
The Best Start with HENRY service in City & Hackney is supporting hundreds of local families with children aged 0-5 – from shortly after birth, right through to starting school – to provide a healthy, happy start in life for their children and the whole family.
Providing a healthy, happy start for young children helps lay the foundations for a brighter future where children flourish throughout childhood and beyond.
What we do...
The Best Start with HENRY in City and Hackney provides FREE services that support healthy nutrition, active lifestyles, and parenting for families with children under 5 & includes:
- Online group workshops on topics such as fussy eating and starting solids.
- The Healthy Families 8-week digital group programme which supports families in achieving healthy lifestyle goals. Participating families receive a free HENRY toolkit.
- Information on free vitamins for children under 4, pregnant women and new mums through the Healthy Start programme and eligibility for fruit, vegetable and milk vouchers.
Healthy Families programme
Joining the FREE programme is easy and can be accessed by a smart phone or a computer/laptop/tablet. You will also receive a HENRY toolkit with a heap of colourful resources to support you along the way.
The programme runs for 8 weeks, 1 hour each week with summer dates being announced soon. Please get in touch with us to find out about joining these or to be added to our waiting list.
We currently have 2 Online Workshops running with more to be announced soon:
Starting Solids: This workshop is designed to provide you will all of the information you need to help make mealtimes enjoyable, help your baby develop healthy eating habits and get them off to a great start in life. Suitable for families with babies 3-6 months
Fussy Eating: This workshop is designed to equip you with all the skills and strategies you need to help your little one gradually accept a wider range of healthy foods, helping to create more positive mealtimes for your family.
Healthy families 8-week group programme (online)
- Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm Week 1: 22nd September
- Thursdays 1-2:30pm Week 1: 24th September
Online workshops (60-90mins)
First foods for parents/carers with 0-8 month olds:
- Thurs 17th 1-2:30pm
- Wed 23rd 1-2:30pm
- Mon 28th 10-11:30am
Fussy or picky eating
- Mon 14th 10-11:30am
- Fri 25th 1-2:30pm
- Wed 30th 10-11:30am
- Wed 16th 10-11:30am
Record Last Updated on: 09/09/2020