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HENRY Healthy Families Virtual Group

A free eight-week online programme to help families develop a healthy lifestyle

Date & time:

Mon 4 Oct 2021
7.30-8.30 pm (for eight weeks)


Online - booking is essential

Aimed at:

Families with children aged 0-3

About the event:

The date shown above is the course start date – this course takes place every Monday from 4 October 2021 for eight weeks.

The HENRY Virtual Group Programme is an eight-week course for parents with babies and children under five. It aims to help develop healthy lifestyle habits including food, activity, and families’ daily routines.

This one is aimed at families in the Better Start Bradford area (Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton), so that local families can get to know each other. However, if you live in Bradford but outside the Better Start Bradford area, we can keep your details on a waiting list in case we have drop outs or to let you know about other programmes that start in your area.

Sessions will be delivered online – when you sign up we will talk you through how this works. 

All attendees receive a free toolkit of resources, a HENRY Healthy Families book including top tips for family life and recipe ideas, as well as a certificate if you complete a minimum number of sessions.

Research shows that the key ingredients to ensuring babies and young children have a healthy start in life are:

  • Parenting confidence
  • Physical activity for little ones
  • What children and families eat
  • Family lifestyle habits
  • Enjoying life as a family

The programme covers these 5 themes across 8 weeks and provides everything you need to help get your little one off to a great start.

Weekly sessions (come along to all of them and each week you will be given a freebie to help you build up a toolkit helping you provide a healthy, happy, supportive environment for the whole family):

Week 1 – Decide what changes you want to make and set your own goals

Week 2 – How to juggle life with young children so you all get what you need

Week 3 – How to respond to children’s needs without giving in to all their demands

Week 4 – Positive mealtime tips for a happy family – reducing mealtime stress for everyone

Week 5 – Ideas for active play to help children learn, develop and stay happy

Week 6 – Food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, and snack swaps

Week 7 – Understanding and managing your child’s behaviour for a happier home

Week 8 – Celebrate your success as a parent and plan the future for your family

A parent who recently completed our online group programme told us:

“I didn’t think I needed to go on a parenting course – my children have always eaten really healthily – but I couldn’t believe how much I learnt from the HENRY programme. It’s been wonderful to meet other parents and to understand more about how I interact with my children – I feel so much closer to them and I can see why they react to certain situations.

“Everything is much happier and calmer now – and we do actually eat even healthier than before!”


To book: You can email the HENRY team at [email protected] or text/call 07709 640454 or fill in this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIZ17m59of_a272kSHsv3HO9LXbgmZABlf_rs0zUKQKYI90A/viewform