Better health

Making a healthy start

Children in play area

Help is available for parents to ensure they get their children off to a healthy start in life.

For information on breastfeeding and being a new mother, please visit better health - breastfeeding (

By giving children varied foods that are low in sugar and salt, as well as plenty of fruit and vegetables, and encouraging active play, you can make sure they grow up with strong bones, healthy teeth and do not struggle with obesity.

The Leicestershire Healthy Tots Programme (LHTP)

LHTP is funded by Public Health and supports and recognises achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in early years. It is delivered by health improvement practitioners within the public health team at Leicestershire County Council. Visit Leicestershire healthy tots ( for more information.

Last updated: 02/11/2023 15:44