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New resource to promote healthy families

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Attendees of Wirral Council’s Children’s Centres are to benefit from a new learning resource aimed at improving families’ health and wellbeing.

Charity Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY) is launching a new book to help families give their children and young babies the best possible start in life.

‘Health Families: Right from the Start with HENRY’ by Candida Hunt will form part of the 8 week courses currently offered in Wirral’s Children’s Centres, which provide advice for parents on parenting skills, emotional wellbeing and behaviour change, as well as guidance on eating and physical activity.

The course is free to attend and families receive a copy of the book, as well as a DVD and other resources to take away.

Cllr Tony Smith, Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said: "We want parents to be able to access help and support at the crucial early stages of their childrens’ lives. This course is a great way to find out important information which could help you to encourage your children to adopt a healthy lifestyle".

Kim Roberts, CEO of HENRY, described the book as "a practical, easy-to-read guide helping families embed healthy lifelong habits from the very beginning of their children’s lives. It is a treasure trove of ideas to help parents give their babies and young children the best possible start."

For more information about this and other courses at Wirral Council’s Children’s Centres, visit your local centre or go to

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