A key aim for Hampshire is to increase the number of adults, children and young people who are a healthy weight.
These pages have information about how we intend to achieve this through the Hampshire Healthy Weights Strategy, action plans and other useful resources.
The Hampshire Healthy Weights Strategy for children has been developed as a partnership between HCC and NHS Hampshire Primary Care Trust.
By working with children, their families and their communities our main focus is to reduce the prevalence of excess weight amongst Hampshire children.
The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is an annual programme that measures the height and weight of children aged 4-5 years (Year R) and 10–11 years (Year 6) in England. It is an important part of the public health surveillance work across the county.
If you are a parent or carer concerned about your child’s weight there are various resources and services available to help you, such as school nursing and the Health Visiting Service.
If you are a practitioner working with Hampshire families and children to achieve healthy weights, you will find support which has been commissioned to help you.