ICECS

Healthy Families: messages for parents

The Lottery Funded Awards for All has almost finished.

This is a health literacy programme which we ran in partnership with Community Health & Learning Foundation.

Many parents do not understand essential health messages. For example, what size is a portion of food? When should I take my child to the dentist? Parents with literacy difficulties or who are not familiar with the language of the country to which they have migrated have extra difficulties.

We worked with parents to find out what they needed to know and how it should be provided and they told us a small handbag sized leaflet win very simple language would be best. This leaflet will be used by staff at kindergartens and primary schools to help parents care for their young children.

You can find a copy here