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Intervention Programme for Obese Tamariki and Rangatahi across Mataatua.

This is a Kaupapa Māori Lifestyle Service for Tamariki and Rangatahi across Mataatua/Eastern Bay of Plenty.

We deliver this service as part of the Te Tūāpapa Auaha joint venture with our partners Ngā Kākano Foundation and Ngāti Ranginui.

Tamariki & Rangatahi

This service will provide an intensive intervention whānau ora based programme for tamariki (2-14 years old) and rangatahi (15-18 years old) who are classified as obese.

Our Programme

Key component of the programme include:

  • Whānau Ora Plans
  • Nutrition Workshops
  • Exercise Physiology and Movement Workshops
  • Resilience Workshops
  • GP Medical Services.

Whānau Ora Plan

The Whānau Ora plan will be for the individual and wider whānau that designs the overall pathway for the tamariki and rangatahi to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Nutrition Workshops

Nutrition Plans will be individually customised for the whānau based on needs and budget. Cooking workshops will also be available.

The nutrition component will also draw form knowledge gained from our research on Enhancing the Cultural Reproduction of Kai and collaborating with our partners at Toi Tangata.

Exercise Physiology

A physical movement and clinical exercise physiology programme will also be customised to the individual tamarki and rangatahi. This will draw on the expertise at Sport Bay of Plenty.

Resilience Workshops

Obesity arises from many issues, both personal and environmental. Resilience sessions such as counselling and mana tangata allows the development of identity and personal strength to achieve greater wellbeing.

Med Central

All our tamariki and rangatahi will able to access our medical services at Med Central and receive specialist referrals if required.

How It Works

We intensively work with 10-12 tamarki/rangatahi every three months after which they then move to a longer-term management programme.

If you wish to refer someone to this programme—get in touch.

The only criteria of the tamariki or rangatahi that we work with is for them to be clinically obese. We can help provide advice on getting these assessments too.

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