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Age category:
0-5
Age category: 0-5

Local data – non-communicable disease

Obesity The most reliable source of data on child obesity is the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), participation in which is compulsory in state-maintained schools. The NCMP measures children at age 4-5 (Reception Year) and age 10-11 (Year 6).  For more detail, see Services and Support section. Due to there being only one state-maintained primary …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparisons in maternal and infant nutrition over time

As described in section 1.3, in 2013/14 virtually all (99.3%) babies born in Hackney and the City of London had their breastfeeding status recorded at birth, which is higher than the London (97%) and national (98%) averages; 92% of these babies were being breastfed, which is again higher than the London (88%) and national (76%) …

CYP: Best Start in Life: Comparisons of birth rates in other areas and over time

Figure 11 shows that Hackney’s crude fertility rate (CFR) is higher than the London and England rates and among the highest of its statistical peers, while City’s rate is lower than London’s and England’s. Source: Office for National Statistics, 2015.  Figure 12 shows that Hackney and the City’s combined CFR was consistently higher than London …

Alcohol – Evidence and good practice

Overview of evidence Table 11 provides an overview of the efficacy of a range of interventions to prevent or reduce alcohol-related harm across the life course, ranging from universal interventions to those which are selective or targeted according to the level of risk or alcohol-related harm. Evidence suggests that a positive focus on encouraging lower …

Services and support – Dietary interventions for early years

For information on nutritional support during and after pregnancy, including local breastfeeding programmes and Healthy Start vitamins and food voucher schemes, please see the ‘Children and young people’ JSNA chapter. Get Hackney Healthy is a local programme to promote healthy lifestyles in families and young people. There are several projects aimed at the 0-5 age …

Dietary interventions – Early Years

The main stages of early feeding are breastfeeding, introducing solid food (complementary feeding) and moving to family foods. It is recommended that babies are exclusively breastfeed until six months, and are continued to be breastfed into their second year of life.   At around six months, it is recommended to introduce first foods and include a …

How diet varies by age

Early childhood represents a period of rapid growth and development (with a shift from milk based feeding to solid foods), during which it is important to establish good eating habits, Early exposure to healthy foods in childhood can increase later acceptance of such foods in later life. During adolescence, young people often exhibit a desire …