Videos

How to calculate a child’s weight status

Watch the video to learn how to plot the body mass index (BMI) for age on a growth chart

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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Go4Fun® health professional referrals

See Dr Kean-Seng Lim, GP and President of the Australian Medical Association NSW speak with a family about the importance of growth assessments, and refer them to Go4Fun®.

Go4Fun® testimonials

Hear from Go4Fun® participants and their families about how the program has helped. Hear from Go4Fun Leaders talking about the benefits of the program.

Go4Fun Participant 

Go4Fun Leader

Raising the issue

Listen to Professor Louise Baur, Dr Kyra Sim and Clinical Nurse Consultant Joanne Henderson about raising the issue and discussing a child’s weight status.

Listen to a podcast by Professor Louise Baur on childhood obesity by clicking here.

Assessing and Managing Children Above a Healthy Weight GP17 Lecture

Hear Professor Louise Baur and Dr Shirley Alexander, Specialist Paediatricians, explain how health professionals can accurately assess a child’s weight status, discuss the topic with families and provide families with resources and service referrals for positive lifestyle change.

Child experience with being above a healthy weight

Video of a parent and child looking to make changes following the experiences of another child.

When the parent is not ready to discuss their child’s weight

Video of a health professional speaking with a parent about a child’s weight status using the BMI-for-age percentile chart.

Using a food diary to support discussions about healthy weight

Dr Kean-Seng Lim, President of the Australian Medical Association NSW, shows how we can speak with parents about keeping a food diary.

Offering support to make positive change to address weight

Dr Kean-Seng Lim, GP and President of the Australian Medical Association NSW, shows how we can speak with parents about making positive lifestyle changes to address weight.

Asthma and being above a healthy weight

Dr Georgia Rigas, Bariatric Medical Practitioner and Chair of the RACGP Obesity Management Network, shows how we can speak with parents about the link between a child’s weight status and asthma.