By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
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.
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.
Fussy eating workshop:
July: 3rd 11am-12pm, 16th 11am-12pm
August: 4th 2pm-3pm
Starting solids workshop:
July: 8th 2pm-3pm, 15th 11am-12pm, 22nd 2pm-3pm, 29th 11am-12pm
August: 5th 2pm-3pm
Healthy families 8-week programme:
More dates to be announced soon. Please get in touch to find out more if you need to.
Record Last Updated on: 01/07/2020