Healthy New You Initiative in Northern Trust

Through short term funding from the Public Health Agency, a school nurse led childhood obesity prevention study called ‘Healthy New You’ was conducted across 6 primary schools in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

The programme consisted of nurse led classroom based sessions in partnership with councils, dietetics and voluntary organisations to deliver physical activity, nutrition education and cook it. Parents who participated said the initiative ‘opened my eyes to be willing to taste and enjoy new food’ and ‘I get the kids to help me to cook now so they know what they are eating’ and ‘increased food knowledge’.

The full report can be downloaded here.