We offer a six month ‘Children and Young People’s Healthy Lifestyle Programme’ to support children and young people to manage their weight and work towards a healthier lifestyle.
Families sign up to a programme of individual appointments with our team of friendly dietitians. All families are different and we have experience of working with many families and can share what has worked for others.
The service is open to Trafford residents and appointments are available at a range of venues and times. Since Covid-19, we are also able to offer some virtual appointments by telephone or video call, depending on your needs.
The programme can include:
- Menu planning and meal ideas
- How to motivate the family to change
- Getting a balanced food intake
- Referral to activity schemes and other sources of support
- Portion sizes
- Mindful eating
- Understanding food labels
- And much more
The programme uses a lifestyle approach to weight management and is not a “diet”. We do not focus on weight although we will ask to take height and weight measurements at some of the appointments.
To get the most out of the programme families need to commit to regular appointments and working on changes to eating and activity as a family – changing habits is not always easy but we are here to help and support you!
Healthy lifestyle information for families
Useful Websites for Parents
Lots of ideas, recipes, activities and support for making healthy changes for the family.
Nutrition advice for under 5yrs, including portion size photos, recipes and snack ideas. Also has good information for vegetarian and vegan diets at this age.
Information and support for healthy lifestyles for under 5yrs including practical advice, blogs and fact sheets.
Support for a healthy lifestyles for all ages, including information for teenagers. Has lots of advice for healthy eating and a wide range of activity routines.
Advice and other sources of support for children’s mental wellbeing.
Information and support on bullying and child protection.
Trafford Leisure Trust website, search here for classes and activities in your area.
Information on how to get a good night’s sleep and details of the sleep clinics they provide in Trafford.
We offer a six month Children and Young People’s Healthy Lifestyle Programme to support children and young people become a healthier weight. Families sign up to a programme of individual appointments with our team of friendly dietitians. All families are different and we have experience of working with many families and can share what has worked for others.
How to refer
- Self referral, contact the team by phone or email to make a self referral
- Health professional
- Social care professional