This website is designed to help health professionals manage children above a healthy weight, and their families.

Healthy Kids for Professionals provides you with all the resources you need to:

  • understand the health and social impacts of children above a healthy weight
  • accurately assess a child’s weight status and identify children above a healthy weight
  • sensitively discuss the issue of weight status with their families
  • communicate key lifestyle messages sensitively to parents
  • provide children and families with resources and practical support to make positive lifestyle changes
  • refer children and families in your area to specialist services and programs.

8 for a healthy weight.

There are eight simple steps to help your patients lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track.

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Weight4KIDS modules

Weight4KIDS is a professional development online learning program for all health professionals.

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Body mass index (BMI)-for-age percentile chart.

It’s not always easy to tell if a child is a healthy weight for their age and height.

Children and teenagers need to grow, but they are healthiest if they stay within a certain weight range as they grow. This is called a healthy weight for their age.

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Guide to accurately measuring the height and length of a child

Downloadable length and height measurement instructions.

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Healthy shopping

Hear from Dr Kean Seng Lim, General Practitioner at Mt Druitt Medical Centre and AMA (NSW) Vice President 2017 discuss childhood overweight and obesity and what health professionals can do to help their patients using a virtual shopping tour.

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