HENRY: An eight-week course or one-to-one sessions supporting families with young children to develop healthy lifestyles
HENRY is an eight-week course for parents with babies and toddlers under five. It aims to help develop healthy lifestyle habits including food, activity, and families’ daily routines. It is provided in small groups of up to 12 parents in local community and children’s centres, or it can be provided on a one-to-one basis in the home, offering flexibility for parents. It has been shown to be highly effective in helping families with young children to live healthy lifestyles. Many parents describe it as life-changing.
Who will benefit? Any family with a child under five years in the Better Start Bradford area can benefit. Check if you’re in our area using our postcode checker.
Where and when is it delivered? HENRY takes place regularly in Family Hubs and community centres across the Better Start Bradford area.
Who provides it? HENRY is a national charity working in partnership with Better Start Bradford to provide this and other activities in our area to support a healthy start in life.
HENRY aims to help improve families’ health, by helping parents and young children together adopt healthier habits. It aims to reduce the ‘health inequalities’ experienced by many families in our area. It shares key strategies, advice, tips and information on healthy eating for young children and the whole family, lifestyle habits, physical activity, and other habits that can improve health and well-being.
Families are asked to complete a lifestyle questionnaire before and after taking part to help gather evidence on the impact on local families and to enable lessons to be shared across Bradford and beyond.