Study day Understanding and Preventing Childhood Obesity

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing

Training for Health Visitors

Page last updated 12 October 2023


UWE Bristol is offering new one day courses, supported by NHS England, to develop skills for health visitors around understanding and preventing childhood obesity.

These training days are an opportunity for Health Visitors to learn from both academic and practitioner expertise, share learning with each other and develop useful practical skills to take back to the workplace.

Entry requirements

You must be a registered practitioner.



The syllabus will typically include:

  • A general overview of the epidemiology of childhood obesity, its social context, and the risk factors associated with it
  • An overview of Government obesity guidelines and the National Childhood Measurement Programme
  • An understanding of the basic principles of community-based family obesity interventions
  • An introduction to the essentials of obesity management including nutrition and physical activity
  • Tools on behaviour change techniques, motivational interviews and raising complex issues
  • Learning methods will include preparatory work, lectures, small group discussion, quizzes and critical analysis. Students will be signposted to other resources, and encouraged to share experience and understanding.


Study facilities

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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

To be confirmed.


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How to apply

How to apply

PleaseĀ apply online.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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