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Start4life Weaning Campaign

On 6th February 2019, PHE launched its Start4Life campaign designed to help parents introduce solid foods to their baby. Start4Life helps parents adopt healthy behaviours during pregnancy, birth and their children’s early years. The Start4Life weaning campaign will promote waiting until around 6 months to introduce solid foods alongside breast milk or infant formula. The campaign will also explain the government’s advice to gradually introduce a wide variety of foods and textures from around 6 months, and will provide advice on what foods to introduce and how to prepare simple recipes.


Featured Resources


The bite-sized guide to healthy weaning

The wall planner is a resource for mums, parents and carers to use at home with helpful tips on weaning and a timeline to help with the process showing what might be happening at different stages between the ages of 6-12+ months

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'Slurp, burp, munch, crunch! What should baby be eating for lunch?'

A4 poster weaning

Key message: 'Slurp, burp, munch, crunch! What should baby be eating for lunch?'

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'Trying new flavours, textures and tastes! How do I do it at baby's own pace?'

A4 poster weaning

Key message: 'Trying new flavours, textures and tastes! How do I do it at baby's own pace?'

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'Growing, laughing, sitting, teething! But when is baby ready for weaning?'

A4 poster weaning

Key message: 'Growing, laughing, sitting, teething! But when is baby ready for weaning?'

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Off to the best Start - Breastfeeding Support

Credit card size information about Breastfeeding and the support available

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Off to the best Start - Card dispenser

Dispenser for the credit card size Breastfeeding information leaflet

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What's New

Health Improvement Resource Service

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** Important Service Information **

There will be a reduced service over February Half Term.

Orders for loanable items required between 15th and 25th February need to be placed by 13th February to ensure they will be available to collect.

No orders will be fulfilled between 15th and 22nd February so please bear this in mind when placing leaflet & poster orders. Orders can still be placed online as usual during this time but there may be a slight delay in processing.

Full service will resume from February 25th.

Other Campaigns this month....

Help Us Help You ‘Pharmacy Advice’ campaign 

The aim of this is to position pharmacies as the first place to go to for advice on minor health concerns, such as coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains.

Large image for Stay Well Pharmacy Toolkit

'Health Harms' is continuing to encourage people to quit smoking

The "How Are You?" campaign is encouraging adults to take the free "How Are You?" health quiz.

With your help, we'd like to encourage adults to think about how their current lifestyle could be impacting their health, and support them to make positive changes, whether that be eating better, stopping smoking, cutting down on drinking or getting active

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Take a look at what is happening locally...

Now available - the Stoke-on-Trent Physical Activity Strategy can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/2MnQLqKn  For resources to support physical activity please select Physical Activity in the subject search
Healthy Weight Alliance presentations - November 2018
Video relating to the links between childhood obesity and academic achievement:
Healthy Weight Alliance presentations - June 2018


Resources are located at City Central Library, Hanley. This will be the main collection point for all loanable resources and for any members that currently collect their orders. If another Stoke-on-Trent Library would be a more convenient collection point, get in touch with us and we can arrange it for you

Happy ordering!