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Childhood Obesity and HENRY

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On average this
course contributes
3 hours
towards your CPD
This course on Childhood Obesity and the HENRY (Healthy, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young) has been designed for Health practitioners and is made up of five learning objects: The HENRY approach and the obesity epidemic, Establishing healthy eating patterns, Addressing food, Being active and Parenting for a healthy lifestyle. The material within this module will give you a detailed and in-depth understanding of the HENRY programme and its promotion of ways in which adopting parenting and lifestyle strategies can help to combat the obesity epidemic amongst young children.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Introduction
  • Session 1: The obesity epidemic and the Henry approach
  • Session 2: Healthy Eating Patterns
  • Session 3: Addressing food
  • Session 4: Being Active
  • Session 5: Parenting for a healthy lifestyle
  • Session 6: Recommended reading and resources

Target Audience

Health practitioners, those working with young children especially in areas of child health, setting or nursery staff, parents and those with young families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

What our customers have said

Information given was clear, easy to understand.Completing knowledge tests helps to embed information read.
08/02/2017 CC
I really liked all the information about weaning and the portion sizes to give to different age and stages of children. All of the information was very useful to me and I will certainly be using it in our children centre for our families to use.
12/01/2017 NT
It was a fluid module with little difficulty in navigating my way through this.The module provoked further thoughts about my practice and of implementing the programme with families.Also gave me a further interest in reading further into the programme.
9/01/2017 LC
A very clear and well informed course. Especially liked the interactive elements to make you think about ages and stages of children's development.
27/04/2016 SW
Very easy to use and navigate, audio helped a lot.
7/04/2016 LA
Very easy to follow, laid out in a friendly manner, content is of high level but the process makes it more manageable. Would recommend to anyone.
15/03/2016 CB
It was fabulous as I've been able to do the e-learning over three days whilst my child has been in bed.
28/02/2016 LS
It was all good, it was nice that is was broken down into small sections with a knowledge test at the end of each module
25/01/2016 PS
Clear explanations and charts
22/10/2015 JM
Very informative
16/10/2015 KW
I like the way you were narrated to so you understood everything that was being said instead of having to read it all yourself, which could have meant you misinterpreted parts
CF 04/08/2015
The course was very easy to use and varied delivery of content kept it interesting
JR 30/06/2015
There is lots of clear information. Having the information read out as well as being able to read it myself afterwards made it stay in my head better
RT 02/05/2015
Very easy to follow and very clearly set out with the information easy to understand. Also good ways of catching attention with ways to remember e.g. illustrations
TC 21/04/2015
Easy to navigate. Clear introduction and in depth detail to HENRY programme. Useful links at end for future CPD
HG 05/03/2015
You could keep returning it to in your own time and was very flexible
SL 01/03/2015
I like how it helps you to develop the ability to ask sensitive questions in a very subtle way
NO 01/02/2015
The module was a great learning experience and I really enjoyed it and will put my new found knowledge into practice
KH 25/11/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 3 hours.

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