Downloadable resources for Health Professionals.
8 for a healthy weight
8 for a healthy weight
There are eight simple steps to help your patients lead a healthy lifestyle and get back on track.
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. Translated versions are available to download in Arabic, Chinese (traditional). Chinese (simplified), Hindi and Vietnamese.
BMI for age charts
Body mass index (BMI)-for-age percentile chart for boys and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.