Happy Meals sessions come to Uist and Barra

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Following from a successful pilot in Lewis, NHS Western Isles (NHSWI) is excited to bring Happy Meals to Uist and Barra next month.

Parents/carers in Uist and Barra are invited to come along to the Happy Meals information sessions to find out ideas to make food and mealtimes fun.

‘Fussy eating is a common problem for parents and we want to provide some ideas for parents to try at home to stop mealtimes turning into battles,’ said NHSWI Occupational Therapist Careen Laird.

‘Anyone who has concerns relating to their child’s fussy eating is welcome to come along and join us,’ she added.

The Happy Meals sessions are led by a dietitian, occupational therapist, and speech and language therapist – and their different backgrounds are complemented by a shared knowledge of feeding, allowing parents/carers the unique opportunity to benefit from their expertise in an informal setting.

The Happy Meals session will be held in Barra on Tuesday May 14, in Barra’s Children’s Centre at 2.15pm, and in Uist on Wednesday May 15, at Benbecula Church of Scotland Hall, Griminish, at 10am.

The Happy Meals sessions are aimed at parents/carers of children of any age, and there is no need to book.

If you would like further information about Happy Meals and the Uist and Barra sessions, please contact NHSWI nutrition and dietetic manager Karen France on 01851 708279 or email wi-hb.Dietetics@nhs.net