Child healthy weight

This section details work undertaken towards the Child Healthy Weight HEAT target by NHS Health Scotland and our partners.


Child Healthy Weight programmes work toward the Scottish Government´s HEAT (Health Efficiency Access and Treatment) target, Achieve agreed completion rates for child healthy weight intervention programme 2011-14.

'Raising the issue' training

The ´Raising the issue of child healthy weight´ e-learning module has been developed to support core skills essential to practitioners such as communication, engagement, values and attitudes around child healthy weight.

We recommend that you complete the Health Behaviour Change Level 1 module before moving on to topic-specific modules as some of the theories explored in this are referred to in ´Raising the issue´.

Child Healthy Weight resources

Booklets and posters are available to support children, parents and healthcare professionals.

Join the Child Healthy Weight networking site!

The free Child Healthy Weight Virtual Learning Environment (external site) makes it easier for professionals from all sectors interested in Child Healthy Weight interventions to share resources and information.

You can join the Child Healthy Weight Virtual Learning Environment by registering online at:

Updated 23rd July 2014

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