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HealthyKids for Professionals website

08 June 2017

HealthyKids for Professionals is a recently launched website featuring tools, education and resources to support health professionals identify and manage children above a healthy weight. This project is phase one of the clinical roll out in support of the Premier’s priority to reduce the number of children who are overweight or obese.  

The HealthyKids for Professionals website is designed to support all health professionals to:

  • Assess - identify children above a healthy weight
  • Advise - raise the issue and have a brief discussion using key messages
  • Assist - provide further information and support
  • Arrange - follow-up or referral as appropriate

The website contains:

  • Colour-coded BMI-for-age charts for boys and girls, along with an animation showing how to use the charts
  • 8 for a healthy weight (key messages)
  • An online weight status calculator for children and teenagers
  • Refreshed online training modules (Weight4Kids)
  • Healthy habits fact sheet, posters and conversation starters
  • Videos, including a healthy supermarket shopping tour
  • Referral links and forms


Webmaster: Samantha O'Hare, Bachelor of Arts (Comms/Internet)

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