Building the workforce capacity to address healthy weight from conception to reception
PHE ePoster Library. Cunningham V. Sep 12, 2019; 274393; 196
Vida Cunningham
Vida Cunningham
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Abstract Introduction
Lambeth is a borough with high levels of deprivation and child obesity. Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) programme seeks to better the lives of children living in the most deprived wards. As part of the LEAP, a system-wide evidence-based intervention is in place for early years children around food, physical activity and weight issues. It includes, support for families, working with businesses for a healthy food environment, and critically building the capacity of the multi-agency workforce to be aware and to sensitively raise these issues is crucial. Method Relevant resources and training workshops were co-developed to address food, diet, nutrition and physical activity for pregnancy and early years.One day interactive workshops were offered to staff working with children ages 0-4. ResultsAttendees included midwives, health visitors, breastfeeding peer supporters, children centre staff, early years practitioners and nutritionists. At the end of the workshop80% of participants felt more confident to raise the issue of diet, nutrition and physical activity and weight of children with parents/carers. 100% increasedtheir knowledge and confidence to measure and interpret BMI and growth charts give advice in pregnancy, understand diet, nutrition and physical activity‘raise the issue' of unhealthy weight with families and carers.
Conclusion
It was evident that there is a knowledge and confidence gap in ante-natal and early year practitioners relating to food, diet, physical activity and weight. For these practitioners additional training has been beneficial in enhancing their confidence and ability to provide consistent relevant evidence based advice. External funding details
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