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Darling Downs Health - Healthy Kids program

July 06, 2021

The Healthy Kids program is a 5-month program that has been developed to help kids aged 2 - 17 and families enjoy a healthier lifestyle together. The program is designed to assist children who are overweight or obese.

What does the program include:

  • Input from dietitian, exercise physiologist, child health nurse and psychologist.
  • Each month offered 1 x group education session and 1 x individual session with paediatric dietitian. It is expected that participants will attend all sessions.
  • Workbook with notes on each session and weekly nutrition, exercise and wellbeing activities to complete at home

Topics covered include:

  • Breakfast, lunch boxes, meal planning and family meal ideas.
  • Good food choices and movement
  • Mindful eating
  • Healthy sleep and screen time.

Cost:
The program is free of charge

Location:
Child Health building, 298 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 4350

Referrals:
Via smart referrals – select dietitian and indicate for healthy kids program

Time:
Group educations sessions are at 3:30 – 4:30 and individual appointments are for 30 minutes at 3:00, 3:30 or 4:00.

Days: Children aged 2 – 11 are on Tuesdays and Children aged 12 – 17 are on Thursdays

Dates: The next cohort will commence in July 2021 and run till November 2021.