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Free infant feeding sessions for the South Asian/Bangladeshi community

Posted on: 24 May 2022

Are you a mum to an infant under two years old or do you care for one, and you are also from a South Asian/Bangladeshi community background?

Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition (NEON) in Tower Hamlets is a National Institute for Health and Care Research funded pilot focused on improving nutrition and oral health in under two years olds. The NEON team, with support from the GP Care Group’s Health Visiting locality teams, are encouraging families from these communities to take part in the programme. 

Parents can join free sessions about infant feeding, care and dental hygiene practice led by community facilitators. 

The programme research includes developing a group approach to explore these topics with a focus on infant feeding, introducing solids foods, healthy nutrition and weight, oral health, growth, development, and improved health outcomes for life starting with a newborn to under two-year-olds and with likely positive impact on other family members. 

Who is eligible for the programme?

You must be living in Tower Hamlets, Newham, or Waltham Forest, and from one of the following backgrounds: Indian Gujarati or Punjabi, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, or Pakistani.

You can learn more about the programme by clicking the link below. 

Learn more

Download the NEON poster 

Download the Bengali poster