Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Healthy Choices service are currently unable to provide face to face sessions and support. The service will be contacting all existing clients to offer alternative forms of support such as telephone contact or where possible, Skype or Facetime. The service will not be taking on any new referrals now, for the unforeseeable future, however families are welcome to contact the service to record their interest.
In the meantime please have a look / signpost families to the following websites for support on Healthy Lifestyles:
For more information please contact the Healthy Choices team on 01609 798081 or keep up to date with any future changes in circumstances to the service at www.northyorks.gov.uk/healthy-choices
Healthy Choices Programme
The Healthy Choices Programme is a component of the Healthy Child Programme which offers a bespoke family focussed package of support for children and young people aged 5-19 who are above a healthy weight (91st centile on BMI chart).
The aim of the service is to help children and young people work towards becoming a healthy weight by providing them and their family with the tools and knowledge to make positive, realistic and achievable changes, empowering them to opt for a healthier way of living. Each family is offered a 12 week programme which is delivered by a Healthy Lifestyle Advisor within the family home. During the programme families take part in a range of fun and interactive session based on key lifestyle topics, complete weekly challenges and set their own personalised goals to help them on their journey. After completion of the 12 week programme families are offered continued support and guidance via motivational phone calls and follow up appointments, helping them stay on track.
More information about the service, including how to refer a child or young person for a free place on the Healthy Choices Programme, can be accessed by speaking to the 5-19 Healthy Child Service or by visiting the North Yorkshire County Council’s Healthy Choices page.