Below are the resources that have been mentioned throughout the modules you have completed:
Communicating Weight with Parents
Behaviour Change Techniques
Assessing Weight in Young Children
Infant and Child Nutrition
First Steps Nutrition website has a number of downloadable resources, including:
- Good food choices and portion sizes for 1-4 year olds
- Eating well: Packed lunches for 1-4 year olds
- Eating well recipe book
British Dietetic Association has a number of useful food factsheets to download
NHS Change for Life – useful resources to signpost families to, including Food Facts and Recipes
Other useful resources include:
Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour
Infographic showing UK Chief Medical Officers’ (2019) physical activity guidelines for early years. This can be useful to print off and use as a prompt when discussing physical activity with parents/carers.
Active games for young children handout, which can be given to parents/carers of toddlers and pre-schoolers to take away.
NHS Change 4 Life – ideas for family activities, useful to signpost
This BMJ blog written during the Covid pandemic contains some relevant ideas for encouraging under 5s to be active at home.
For a more comprehensive guide to practical ideas for physically active play in under 5s, please see the British Heart Foundation’s Early Movers guide.
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Weight During Pregnancy
UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines (2019) – infographic: Physical activity for pregnant women