Welcome to Healthy Dudley. This is the new public health website.

Healthy Weight Support

“How much should my child weigh?” is a common question for parents. Our children are weighed regularly as babies, but as children grow and develop at different rates it’s not always easy to tell if they are a healthy weight.

Click on the links below to find out more about how to support your child to be a healthy weight. This information is relevant for children and young people aged 2 – 18 years old.

  1. How to check your child is a healthy weight
  2. School height and weight checks
  3. Very overweight
  4. Overweight
  5. Healthy weight
  6. Underweight
  7. 6 ways to help your child with their weight

How to talk to your child about weight: a guide for parents and care givers of children aged 4 – 11 years

Download this guide to help you talk to your child about weight in a positive way.  It provides tips and advice on what to say and do to help your child be healthy and feel good about their body.

Local support to help your child maintain a healthy weight

If you would like support in managing your child’s weight, please arrange a one-to-one appointment with one of Dudley’s Family Wellness Coaches, who will help you and your child/ren create healthier habits you can all stick to. The Family Healthy Lifestyle Service is a free and personalised support service, to meet the needs of your family.  For details please visit Healthy Lifestyle Support For Your Family.

Slimming World Vouchers for 16 and 17 year olds

16 & 17 year olds with a BMI on or above the 91st centile living in Dudley and/or attending a Dudley School or GP Practice can receive a Slimming World voucher that entitles them to attend 12 weeks free at a Slimming World group of their choice www.slimmingworld.co.uk. The young person must attend all 12 sessions and be accompanied by the parent/carer who has the main responsibility for their meals and eating habits at home. For more information contact a Dudley Family Wellness Coach, email yourhealth.dudley@nhs.net or call 01384 732402