Free information and downloadable resources for healthcare and childcare professionals
Information for healthcare and childcare professionals
Do you work in healthcare or childcare? Your role is vital in encouraging and supporting parents to give their babies the building blocks for a better start in life.
What is Start4Life?
Start4Life aims to provide health advice to pregnant women and new mothers. It also includes tips for their partners, realtives and friends to support and encourage mothers in healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their babies.
Free resources to use in your setting
These colourful, easy to understand materials can be displayed and distributed to pregnant women, new mums and colleagues. These are ideal for display in your reception, waiting room or break-out area:
If you're a healthcare or childcare professional, you can also order Start4Life leaflets and posters online at www.orderline.dh.gov.uk or by calling 0300 123 1002.
Got a question?
The Start4Life Q&A will help you answer the type of questions you may be asked about Start4Life.
Using the brand assets on your own resources
If you’d like to find out more about Start4Life or use the brand assets on your communications, email email@example.com.
Be part of Change4Life
Start4Life is part of Change4Life, the nationwide campaign to help adults and families to eat well and move more. It also provides resources for Early Years providers on healthy eating and activity for toddlers and pre-school children.
Sign up as a Change4Life local supporter for free and we’ll keep you updated with news and information, as well as sending you goodies to help deliver healthy lifestyle messages in your setting.
A trusted source
Start4Life is fully supported across government, and is built on the latest research by the World Health Organization. It is fully aligned with NICE guidelines and UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative. Read more about the evidence behind the current guidelines.
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