Sept-Oct 2017

Healthy Peterborough

Children's Health

  • Make your Health Visitor Checks Count!

    Health Visitors are there to give you parenting advice and support, answer any questions or concerns that you may have and carry out developmental reviews.

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  • Remember Baby Teeth Matter too!

    It is important to make sure that you start looking after your child’s teeth as soon as they break through between 6-12 months olds.

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  • Why does my child require vaccination?

    Immunisations protect children from dangerous childhood diseases and increase herd immunity in the population.

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  • Action packed summer at Ferry Meadows

    Ferry meadows is beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland

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  • Children's and School Holiday Activities

    Vivacity run a range of activity sessions for children, ranging from holiday clubs through to drop in sports sessions across the city. 

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  • Free swimming for all children under 5 in Peterborough

    Vivacity offers free swimming to all children under 5 years old across four pools in the city.

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  • Let's get healthy

    Our free healthy lifestyles club running in schools and community settings

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  • Drink Plenty

    Drinking plenty of fluid helps stop us getting dehydrated. Encouraging children to drink enough is important as they may not remember by themselves.

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  • Eat your way to 5 A Day

    Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Children and adults are recommended to eat at least 5-a-day every day.

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  • Eating together

    Eating together as a family can help to promote a healthy diet to children and support a healthy weight, as well as give you a chance to catch up on the family news!

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  • What Should Children Be Eating?

    As children become more independent in their food choices, it is important for parents and carers to guide them to make healthy choices and establish good habits for life. There are five main types of foods to include as part of a healthy diet

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  • First foods for your baby

    Babies and children should be encouraged to eat healthily from the very start. At around 6 months you should start to introduce your baby to solid foods.

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  • Healthy Start Scheme

    Could you qualify to receive free vitamins for children under 4 and as a pregnant or breastfeeding woman? There are also free vouchers to spend on some basic foods.

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  • Get Sugar Smart

    Our children are eating and drinking too much sugar. In-fact they consume three times as much sugar as recommended.

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  • Active Children, More Often, Everyday

    Being physically active every day is important for your child’s growth and development. 

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  • Tips for Teeth

    For a confident smile it is important to establish a good oral health routine. You can also help ensure healthy teeth by giving children tooth friendly foods and drinks.

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  • Wake up to Breakfast

    Breakfast is an important start to the day. Making sure children have had breakfast each morning will give them energy to help them concentrate at school and improve behaviour.

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  • Benefits of Breastfeeding

    The first year of life has a big influence on your baby’s health now and in the future. Breastfeeding can help your baby get off to the best start in life.

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  • Children’s Healthy Weight

    A healthy weight is important to prevent poor health in childhood and as we become adults.  More children and adults than ever before are overweight or obese.

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  • What is a ‘Healthy Diet’?

    Eating a balanced diet is an important part of being healthy. Knowing what a healthy, balanced diet should look like can be confusing though.

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  • Keep your head

    The Keep Your Head website provides a central point for reliable information and resources on children and young people’s mental health.

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  • 2017 Peterborough Children's Film Awards

    Well done to all the school children who took part in this year's Peterborough Children's Film Awards. Here are the winning films

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  • 8 July - Healthy Peterborough Lifestyle Service Launch

    The city’s Healthy Peterborough Lifestyle Service is excited to invite members of the public to celebrate the launch of the service on Saturday 8 July between 10am and 4pm on Bridge Street, outside Peterborough Town Hall. 

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  • Your guide to childhood illnesses

    There are many childhood illnesses that can be treated at home, by a pharmacist or by your GP. Check out this leaflet which gives you some information on some of these illnesses, and lets you know when you should seek urgent medical treatment. 

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  • Bullying

    Bullying can take many forms – verbal abuse, being physically hurt, having things stolen, being left out or online bullying are some of the ways.

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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust