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Be Your Best is Surrey’s weight management programme, aimed at families with children aged 0-12 who are above the healthy weight range.

Be Your Best can help all parents with universal online advice, but families who might need an extra hand to manage their child’s weight can get further, personal support via our targeted programme, plus learn more at sessions designed to help change long-held habits.

To be part of the full, targeted programme, you generally need to have a child at primary school or resident in Surrey who is above a healthy weight range.

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Emily's Be Your Best journey

Emily was already eating plenty of fruit and vegetables before starting the Be Your Best programme, but admitted having too much sugar could be an issue.

With Mum and Dad's help, Emily is now eating much less sugar and is feeling much healthier. She even discovered a love of peppers and celery along the way!

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Healthy weight advice for all parents

If your child is 13+, or they don’t meet the threshold to get onto the full programme you can still find lots of help on our Resources for Parents page.

Here, you’ll find links to approved websites, videos and other tools that can help with things like healthy eating, free ways to be active with the kids, how to manage screen time vs sleep and much more. And if there’s some weight related topic you’d like to know about, just contact us to let us know.

If you’re a little concerned about your child’s weight but they aren’t yet at school you may be eligible for some extra support so it’s still worth getting in touch.

Our FAQs will answer many of the questions you may have but once you’re accepted onto Be Your Best as a parent of an eligible child, you’ll receive six phone consultations or home visits with a member of the community nurse team. They’ll support you with tailored advice.

You’ll also be able to attend online workshops - which cover specific topics and allow you to meet other parents with weight-related questions. You will also get a chance to follow a cookery class.

All the while, your son or daughter will get the chance to learn more about why staying healthy matters, with games to play and snacks they can create.