Support children and families in Newham to maintain healthy weight

Our plan to address this step:
  • Develop and implement a Healthy Weight Plan for families in Newham
  • Upskill and educate parents of young people around nutrition and healthy living, and upskill the workforce and frontline staff
  • Co-produce changes to the National Child Weight Management Programme with teachers, children and parents to move from a surveillance tool to a call to community action
  • Increase participation of children and young people in physical activity and sport
Tracking progress:
  • Improved levels of fruit and vegetable uptake, proportion of population who have tried making positive behaviour changes in relation to healthy eating and physical activity, proportion of children engaged in active travel to schools (Healthy School Streets)
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council including children’s health service 0-19, HeadStart, Youth Empowerment Service, Early Help service
  • Schools
  • Early years settings
  • Leisure centres
  • Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations working with children and young people

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.


Newham changemaker

Siobhan works in the school health service, supporting the delivery of screening programmes, the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and the vision and hearing screening in Newham schools.

Siobhan’s identifies and improves the health gaps that exist, and listens to local residents so that she can support them to achieve their own health goals.

“Everyone should have access to health care and education. The screening programmes help us support parents and ultimately reduce health inequalities. By bringing the community together and encouraging local businesses to invest in the young people and families, supporting sporting and leisure activities, we can create a borough that promotes and encourages a healthy lifestyle.”

– Siobhan Parker, Community Nursery Nurse and Public Health Programme Lead

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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