Thursday, March 5, 2015

Opportunities to Participate in the Creating Healthy Active Local Kids (CHALK)

The Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) within Imperial College London's School of Professional Development presents a diverse range of cutting edge courses for professionals working in science, technology and medicine. The majority of courses are taught at the South Kensington campus and are open to all on a fee paying basis. Modules from several Masters Programmes are made available as CPD short courses as an initiative to provide flexible education for full-time working professionals.

The CHALK programme responds to the post Marmot review recommendations for a ‘Fair society’ with capacity building and access for the most vulnerable a key focus of the programme.

CHALK comprises:
Bespoke capacity building training and mentoring for those working with children and families across the public, private and third sector

Community based interventions targeted at children and families

Course Aims
  • To recognise one’s own opportunities for promoting healthy weight in children
  • To know the causes and consequences of overweight in children
  • To know how diet and nutrition can help to achieve healthy weight
  • To know how physical activity can help to achieve healthy weight
  • To provide confidence in raising the issue of unhealthy weight with children and families through brief intervention
  • To transfer knowledge within one’s own organisation

Who Should Attend?
Health and non-health professionals working in the public, private sector or third sector who deliver or manage services for children and families.

The CCPD have trained participants from over 100 occupations, including GPs, paediatricians, sports coaches, library staff, foster parents, local borough summer play workers, school nurses, head teachers, health visitors.

The programme was commissioned by the Department of Health in 2008. All participants will receive an Imperial College London Certificate of Attendance on completion of the programme. The programme is also accredited by the London Public Health Network.

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For more information and bespoke delivery of CHALK, please contact Dr. Raheelah Ahmad

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