Promoting healthy weight in early years
The Healthy Weight in Early Years (HealthyWEY) e-learning toolkit provides a universal and collaborative approach to promote a healthy weight in the early years.
It aims to do this through:
- upskilling practitioners to support healthy weight-related behaviours in infancy and early childhood (pre-conception to 5 years);
- improving practitioner confidence in talking about nutrition, physical activity and weight with parents/carers.
The toolkit is designed for frontline practitioners working in antenatal and postnatal care, health services, and early years settings. It was initially co-developed through a PhD research project funded by Liverpool John Moores University and Blackburn with Darwen Council (2015-2020), and further updated through a grant from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (2021).
If you are a Service Lead or Child Weight Champion, please see our guidance on implementing HealthyWEY in your locality.
We would like to thank all of those who have contributed to the development of this website.