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Starting Well for Life

We are here to help support you and your family to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Starting Well for Life programme is for children in Reception and Year 6 living in Northumberland and their families who have recently had a weight and height check at school as part of the National Child Measurement Programme and been offered additional support

It’s sometimes difficult to know if your child’s overweight and the results can be surprising to hear, but there is lots of help and support available to get you back to a healthy weight with a few simple changes.

Programme details

Our programme offers six weeks of one to one support from one of our health improvement practitioner specialists who will give help you to make lifestyle changes around eating well and moving more. Northumbria Healthcare offer this service free to families.

Each week you will focus on a different topic to support you to make small changes to help your child and family make healthier choices in the future.

We also have weekly workbooks with questions and extra information and advice which you can find below. These contain useful information for you to refer to during the programme and to help you keep on track once you’ve finished.

Before you start the programme download your Super Stars Trophy Cupboard reward chart here. The weekly topics are as follows:


Information for parents and carers

How to access the service

If your child’s results of the child measurement programme identify them as being very overweight we will call you directly in regards to enrolling your child onto a Starting Well for Life programme

Contact us

For more information, please contact the team on 01670 623840 or email them at

Useful links

Eating well

Check out quick and easy healthy recipes here


Find out more about easy ways to eat well and move more here

BMI Calculator

Online Consultation

Where appropriate you may be asked to attend a consultation online via a video call.

Rather than travelling to your appointment, you go into the clinic’s online ‘waiting area’. We will be notified when you arrive and your clinician will join you when ready

You don’t need to set up an account and no information you enter is stored.

If you have been given an online appointment please click on the following link to start the consultation at your appointment time – online consultation

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