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.
Key component of the programme include:
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 Plans will be individually customised for the whānau based on needs and budget. Cooking workshops will also be available.
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.
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.
All our tamariki and rangatahi will able to access our medical services at Med Central and receive specialist referrals if required.
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.