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The National Child Measurement Programme – resources for delivery

  • Last modified date:
    24 January 2011

'Why your child’s weight matters' leaflet

The Government has developed an information leaflet for parents: 'Why your child’s weight matters', which includes information for parents about

 

  • the National Child Measurement Programme
  • why maintaining a healthy weight is important
  • steps that parents can take to help their family lead a healthy lifestyle

Change4Life: 'Top tips for top kids'

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We have developed and information booklet for parents: 'Top tips for top kids', which PCTs should send to parents when sending the NCMP results letters. The leaflet includes eight key behavior changes to help children eat well and be active.

If you are ordering a supply of the 'top tips for top kids' leaflet from the DH Orderline please make sure you quote the correct Product Code of: C4L034

Children's flyer

This flyer and poster is for Year 6 children to help them understand what will happen when they are weighed and measured as part of the NCMP. It will also help PCTs and schools engage with parents and children about the programme.

Copies of the A4 flyer can be ordered from the DH Publications Orderline by calling 0300 123 1002 quoting code 286903, the A3 poster can be ordered by quoting 286904.

NCMP film clips

The Government has developed two short films as a resource for people working on the NCMP.

 

How to measure: for PCT and school staff

 This film is intended for use by PCT staff to complement practical training and should be used in conjunction with the NCMP guidance. The film is also for use by school staff to see what will happen as part of the programme in their school.

Being measured: for children
This film is designed for use with children taking part in the NCMP to help prepare them for what will be expected of them when they are weighed and measured.

PCTs can order one copy of the films in DVD format free of charge by emailing ncmp@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Change4Life: template leaflets for local areas to customise

We are developing leaflet templates which local areas can provide to a designer and customise with local information. These are based on leaflets developed by local areas using the Change4Life branding and can be sent out with NCMP mailings.

Parents’ Resource Leaflet template

This template is for a leaflet aimed at parents. It contains information on diet and activity and there are sections in the template for adding information about activities in your local area.

This leaflet, originally developed by the East Riding of Yorkshire, is an example of a useful resource to send to parents with their child’s NCMP results letter.

Before using the leaflet, please read the cover note for further information.

Parents Resource leaflet template 2

This template is for a leaflet aimed at parents. It contains information on the NCMP results letter, the Change4Life programme, and asks for feedback from parents on what services they would like to see in their area to help their family achieve a healthy weight.

This leaflet, originally developed by NHS Barnsley, is an example of a useful resource to send to parents with their child’s NCMP results letter.

Before using the leaflet, please read the cover note for further information.

Care pathway resource

These files are copies of a resource developed by NHS Torbay Care Trust. The files contain a care pathway flowchart, examples of questions to ask parents when discussing their child’s weight, and a template referral letters. It is used by NHS Torbay Care Trust when taking phone calls from parents who have received their child’s results from the NCMP.

Weighing scales for the National Child Measurement Programme

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