Paediatric Weight Management

These webpages have been designed to provide information to support children aged 0 to 18 years to manage their weight.

From February 2017, children referred for paediatric dietetic weight management advice will be sent self-help, age appropriate resources along with website links to access additional information. Parents/carers will be directed to contact Zing Somerset on the following website www.zingsomerset.co.uk for advice on how to encourage their child to be more active, for information on local activities and to find out what is happening around healthy eating for families and children in their area. Alternatively the family can contact the hub directly on 0800 412 5502 / 01460 238254 or email lifestyle.hub@sompar.nhs.uk with their contact details.

Download the Change4life Be Food Smart app to see how much total sugar is in everyday food and drink. In particular, try to limit soft drinks and fruit juices for special occasions and encourage your child to drink more water.

The NHS Choices live well pages give general advice on being more healthy and ideas for a healthier lunch boxes.

Visit the teens weight wise website for weight management advice for teenagers.

Visit Change4Life activities  for information on being more active. Children should enjoy 60 minutes of activity on top of their school day.