Healthy Families: Right from the Start with HENRY

What is henry?

Henry is an 8 week programme that can support you with ensuring a healthy start for your child. Every parent that joins the programme learns something new and useful about providing healthy lifestyles for their children.

Children can make mealtimes feel stressful and providing healthy lifestyles for them can be challenging. Henry helps to overcome those challenges so you can have a happy and healthy family life.

If you have at least one child under 5 years old and can answer yes to any of the questions below then HENRY is for you:

  • Do you find mealtimes stressful?
  • Would you like some support to give your child a healthy start?
  • Do you wish your child would eat more fruit and vegetables?
  • Would you like to enjoy being active together as a family more often?
  • Are you interested in some ideas to get children away from the TV?

What does the programme involve?

The programme covers everything you need to help get your little ones off to a great start. There are 8 weekly sessions, each lasting 2 hours with an optional extra week for family time. Every parent joining a HENRY programme receives a free HENRY toolkit which includes everything you need for the programme including children’s books and other fun resources.

There are taster sessions available before the programme starts so you can see what the programme is like before you join, meet other parents taking part and ask any questions you may have.

Sessions are term time only. To get the most for the programme we recommend attending all 8 sessions.

Partners are welcome. It’s also fine to come on your own or with another relative or friend – just mention this when you book your place.

What parents say….

95% of parents would recommend it and 89% feel more confident as a parent after attending.

Crèche

A FREE crèche is provided for your children but please book their place. If you haven’t used a crèche before, speak with staff about how best to prepare your child for the crèche experience.

To enquire:

Contact flyingstartparenting@luton.gcsx.gov.uk or call 01582 548336.

Alternatively you can fill in a Henry Parent Application Form

Upcoming Dates/Times/Locations:

Flying Start South in The Mall (LU12TW)

Workshops (No Crèches)

  • 31 July, 12.30 to 2pm, Fussy Eating Workshop
  • 21 August, 12.30 to 2pm, Eat Well for Less Workshop

8 Week Group Programme- Tuesdays

  •  11 September to 6 November 2018  (extra week- 18 December)
  • 9.15am to 11.45am

Flying Start West at Pastures Way (LU40PE)

8 Week Group Programme- Wednesdays

  • 10 October- 5 December (extra week- 12 December)
  • 9.15am to 11.45am

 Flying Start North at Leabank (LU33LW)

8 Week Group Programme- Thursdays

  • 27 September- 22 November (extra week- 29 November)
  • 9.15am to 11.45am

Places must be booked- please state if you need a crèche place

Video:

Please see Rachel from Flying Start West talking about delivering the HENRY programme.

Professionals

If you are a professional and would like to refer a family in please fill in the referral form below including reason for referral and send securely to flyingstartparenting@luton.gcsx.gov.uk or call Joanne Brabrook on 07549091518 for more information.

Please note consent must be gained from the parent for their information to be shared with us

We also offer a cooking programme for families with limited cooking skills or facilities. This programme is by referral only. For more information please contact us using contact details above.

Henry Professional Referral Form

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