Assist

  • Discuss in more detail what the family and child can do together to maintain a healthier lifestyle
  • Focus on supporting healthy behaviours and positive lifestyle habits
  • Assist the family to consider their options and set achievable goals

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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Healthy habits and a healthy weight

Tips for your child and family. More children than ever are above a healthy weight, but there is plenty you can do to help your child and family eat well, be more active and stay healthy.

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Make Healthy Normal

With over half the adults in NSW overweight or obese, we are living in an environment where being unhealthy has become normal. People who are above a healthy weight have an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The good news? It’s never too late to make a change, We need to change normal. We need to make healthy normal.

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Healthy Kids

With more than one in five kids in NSW overweight or obese, this joint initiative between the NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Department of Education, Office of Sport and the Heart Foundation (NSW Division) is an important resource for parents and kids alike.

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Referral forms for secondary services

Children from the area who are above a healthy weight and have completed/ are enrolled in Go4Fun. Clinics are multidisciplinary and include paediatrician, dietitian, exercise physiologist and psychologist. Clinics are held monthly.

Hornsby Healthy Kids

Westmead Dietitian Service

Nepean service

Referral forms for tertiary service

Currently there is one tertiary multidisciplinary clinic for children and families who are well above a healthy weight. The clinic is based at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. The clinic is available for children aged 0-16 years with a BMI Z score > 2.5 who have/are enrolled in Go4Fun. Clinics are multidisciplinary and include paediatrician, dietitian, exercise physiologist and psychologist. Clinics are held monthly.

Sydney Children’s Hospital Network weight management clinic