Hampshire Healthy Weights Strategy

Parents and Carers

If you are a parent or carer concerned about your child’s weight there are various resources and services available to help you.  

Health Visiting Service

If your child is under 5 years, you will have automatically been referred to the health visiting service by your midwife.  Your local health visitor will be able to advise on your child’s growth and development and you should contact them in the first instance.

To find out more about this service, visit Southern Health Foundation Trust, the current provider of health visiting services in Hampshire.


School Nursing Service

The School Nursing Service in Hampshire is a key support for parents and carers of school age children.

Included within this service is a health review during your child’s first year of school in Year R and advice on your child’s growth and development, healthy eating and how to encourage them to be more active.

For more information on the school nursing service visit Southern Health Foundation Trust

To find your local school nurse, visit

Southern Health Foundation Trust school nurse locater

Southern Health Foundation Trust also provides advice on its website to families on the following topics:

Healthy Eating

Physical Activity

National Child Measurement Programme

Support for overweight children and their families