Ensuring children maintain a healthy weight as they grow is very important. When children are above a healthy weight, they may develop health problems such as asthma, sleep problems, poor emotional and mental health. They are also at more risk of developing many chronic diseases now, and in the future as adults.
Parents can talk to their family doctor, a local General Practitioner (GP) or Health Professional about services available for children from South West Sydney who are above a healthy weight.
The Growing Healthy Kids Service is for kids aged between 2 and 17 years who are above a healthy weight. This service takes a multidisciplinary, family centred approach to help children achieve and stay at a healthy weight.
Go4Fun is a FREE program for NSW children who are above a healthy weight, aged from 7 to 13 , and for their families. Go4Fun is a fun way to learn more about healthier living. The program focuses on making lifestyle changes as a family, encourages healthy eating habits and fitness and improves self-esteem in kids.
More information including dates and locations, can be found here.