The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Support for parents

HENRY logoThe HENRY 1-to-1 Programme

Intervening effectively when babies and young children are at risk of obesity

The HENRY 1-to-1 Programme applies a solution-focused and strength-based approach to targeted work with families - to protect children from the long-term physical and emotional consequences of obesity and help the whole family adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Logged-in users can find out more about this programme in the downloadable flyer at the bottom of the page. To further promote HENRY to the parents in your setting please also download the poster about the programme and display on your parents display board.

Healthy Eating Drop-Ins and Workshops

We hold weekly drop-ins in the four hubs, where families can come and speak to a dietitian or nutritionist about their child’s diet, nutrition, physical activity, healthy lifestyle, or if they have any concerns regarding their child’s weight or eating habits. Waltham Forest families are more than welcome to pop in to our open walk-in sessions to speak to us, they are usually held within the play sessions or child health clinics.

We also deliver Starting Solids workshops for parents/carers that want more information about introducing solid foods to their child around 6 months. This group workshop with other parents/carers explores in detail and answers your questions on when, how and what to feed your baby.

Dental Health

Everyone wants their children to have healthy teeth, but it can be hard to know what to do as a parent to make sure this happens, especially in the early years. That’s where the Best Start service comes in. We can support you to help your child to grow up with a healthy smile. Happy children have happy smiles! Did you know that the best time to start visiting the dentist is when those first teeth come through or around their first birthday. We are committed to giving access to dental services, in the children and family centres across Waltham Forest, by holding dental outreach sessions in the children and family centres with a dentist and our dental health practitioner.

Please contact us on 020 8496 5223 for more information or to find out when our next dental health outreach session is.


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Last updated: 10 May 2018 by Barry Fong