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Healthy weight


  • Adult / preconception:
    • Base your diet on guidelines of the Eat Well Guide, including using the food labelling guide to make healthy choices.
    • Aim for 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity
    • Making healthy lifestyle changes can be supported through raising your self esteem
  • Pregnancy:
    • Being smokefree and eating a healthy balanced diet will support your baby to grow and develop healthily during pregnancy
    • Base your diet on guidelines of the Eat Well Guide, including using the food labelling guide to make healthy choices. See healthy eating page of the took kit for further advice
    • For further support with gaining a healthy weight in pregnancy speak to  your midwife. See Start4life - pregnancy
  • 0-6 Months:
    • Exclusively breastfeeding at this time helps your child to develop and grow healthily.  
  • 6 months onwards:
    • Introducing solid foods in addition the babies usual breast milk / formula milk from the age of 6 months helps your child to grow well
  • Birth to 5 years old:
    • Attend your local well-child clinic where the weight and growth of your child can be checked, and support and advice given to promote the healthy growth and development of your child.
    • Attend ASQ reviews at 9-11 months and 27 months
  • See the Vitamins page of the toolkit for advice on vitamins

 

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  • 63.8% of adults in Wiltshire are overweight or obese
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Last updated: 20 March 2019 | Last reviewed: 20 March 2019