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About Be Your Best

Be Your Best is Surrey’s weight management programme, aimed at parents of children aged 0-11.

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 and
    • comes from a family whose income is under £20,000 or receives benefits  OR
    • is from a black, asian or minority ethnic background  OR
    • has a long term illness, special educational need or disability*  OR 
    • is from a selected area of Surrey

* Please note that each child will be assessed individually to ensure suitabiity for the programme

Children who are above a healthy weight but don't meet the criteria listed above may still be considered for the targeted programme on a case by case basis; contact us to see whether this can apply to your son or daughter.

Healthy weight advice for all parents

If your child is 12+, 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.

For parents in the full Be Your Best programme

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 workshops - either online or at one of Surrey’s Family Centres - which cover specific topics and allow you to meet other parents with weight-related questions. You may even 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.

Check your eligibility

Find out if your family can be part of Be Your Best – it’ll take under a minute but could make a lifetime of difference.  

Am I eligible?

Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents

Be Your Best can help all parents with online advice, but families who might need an extra hand to manage their child’s weight can get further, personal support at home, plus learn more at local group workshops.

Group sessions

Group sessions

If your family is eligible for the full programme, you’ll not only get personal support from a community nurse, but you’ll also be able to take your pick of group events at your local Family Centre.

FAQs

FAQs

You’ve got questions. We get that. Hopefully the other pages on this site can give you answers but if not you can always check out the questions on our FAQ page.