- Show the parent and child where they are on the BMI for age chart
- Discuss the concept of a healthy weight, and potential impacts of being above a healthy weight
- Use positive, non-judgemental language
- Provide the key messages (8 for a healthy weight) using clear, practical, family-focused examples
8 for a healthy weight
Here are eight ways to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle:
Drink water instead of soft drink or cordial.
Eat 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit every day.
Start each day with a healthy breakfast.
Know your portion serve/size.
Choose healthier snacks and fewer treat foods.
Be active for at least an hour every day.
Limit screen time (no more than one hour a day for 2-5 yrs; no more than two hours a day for 5-17yrs).
Get enough sleep (10-12 hours a night for under 12yrs; 8-10 hours a night for over 12yrs).
Motivational interviewing module on HETI
20 minute module which provides an overview of the fundamental skills, principles and strategies used in motivational interviewing.