Downloadable resources for Health Professionals.
8 healthy habits for children 2 to 17 years
There are eight simple steps to help your patients lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track. Translated versions can be downloaded in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Hindi, Karen, Swahili and Vietnamese.
Healthy habits and a healthy weight
There is plenty you can do to help your child and family eat well, be more active and stay healthy. Translated versions can be downloaded in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Hindi, Karen, Swahili and Vietnamese.
NEW Conversation starters
For starting conversations with children and families about healthy growth and lifestyle management.
GIRLS BMI for age charts
Body mass index (BMI)-for-age percentile chart for girls
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. Translated versions can be downloaded in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Farsi, French, Hindi, Karen, Swahili and Vietnamese.
body mass index calculator
Paper-based weight status calculator
Parents can use this chart to determine their child’s weight status using a standard calculator. It’s best if you calculate your child’s weight status every 3 months and track over time.
You can download the high resolution, print ready PDFs here.
Go4Fun® Referral Form
Fill out the form and send back to Go4Fun. The parent/carer of the child referred will be contacted within five working days with further information on a local Go4Fun® program.
Referral forms for secondary services
Secondary services are available for children from the local health area who are above a healthy weight. If age (7-13 years) and clinically appropriate, children should also be enrolled in Go4Fun. Most clinics are multidisciplinary and may include a nurse, paediatrician, dietitian, exercise physiologist or physiotherapist and a clinical psychologist. The clinic frequency is varied.
Referral forms for tertiary service
Currently there is one multidisciplinary tertiary clinic for children well above a healthy weight located at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. The clinic is available for children aged 2-16 years with a BMI Z score > 2.5. If age (7-13 years) and clinically appropriate, children should also be enrolled in Go4Fun. Multidisciplinary clinics are held weekly and include a nurse, paediatrician, dietitian, physiotherapist and clinical psychologist.
Get Healthy Service
The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® (Get Healthy Service) is a FREE telephone service staffed by university qualified health coaches aimed at supporting adults to make lifestyle changes.
Eligible for people 16 years and above.
Get Healthy Service Referral Form
GPs and other Health Professionals can target those in the community who need the Get Healthy Service the most, both in terms of a client’s socio-demographic profile as well as their risk factor profile.
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