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Weight Management in Children - Referrals and Intervention Services

Maternal Child and Youth Dietitian (EBPHA), Eastern Bay of Plenty

Provides support and information to clients and their whānau to help them achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and lifestyle.


Service is for:        Infants, children, teenagers, pregnant and breastfeeding women

Programme:         One on one consults or tailored group talks.

Cost:                       Free

Location:               Clinics held at most locations in Eastern Bay

Referrals:              Self referrals, Best Practice

Contact:                Fiona Shepherd Fiona.Shepherd@ebpha.org.nz, Ph 07 306 2300, 021 447 312
                               Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance, 5 Louvain St, Whakatāne 3120
                               www.ebpha.org.nz

 

 

Te Hihiko/ Healthy Lifestyles (Te Puna Ora o Mataatua). Eastern Bay of Plenty - Otamarakau - Kawerau - Waihau Bay

Aim to support children to live a healthy lifestyle to improve their health and wellbeing, alongside their whānau, through achieving whānau led goals around better diet, exercise habits, lifestyle changes, and cultural empowerment.


Service is for:       Children aged 5-18 years, and their whanau
                                Open to all children/rangatahi


Programme:          Weekly contact over a miniumu of 12 weeks

Cost:                       Free


Location:                Eastern Bay of Plenty - Otamarakau - Kawerau - Waihau Bay


Referrals:               Self referrals, referrals from health practitioners, whanau


Contact:                 Arapeta Taitoko arapeta.taitoko@tpoom.co.nz Ph 021 242 4790
                                92 King Street, Whakatane 3120, www.tpoom.co.nz

 

 

Active Families (Sport Bay of Plenty), Bay of Plenty


Aim to support, encourage and motivate the referred child and their families to make healthier lifestyle choices through increasing physical activity levels and improving healthy eating habits.


Service is for:        Children aged 4-17 years, enrolled with WBOP PHO, and where referred child
                                and family are willing and able to make lifestyle changes;
                                BMI over 95th percentile for 5-17 year olds
                                BMI over 98th percentile for 4 year olds (as identified at B4 School Check)

Programme:         Regular family visits (monthly) for up to 6 months

Cost:                       Free

Location:               Anywhere in BOP DHB region, usually home visits but can meet at Sport BOP
                                offices in Tauranga and Whakatāne.

Referrals:              Self referrals, Best Practice, GRx Active Families referral form

Contact:                Tauranga: Ph 07 578 0016, Fax 07 571 8463, 406 Devonport Rd, Tauranga 3112
                                Whakatāne: Ph 07 308 8304, Fax 07 308 8461, 22 Commerce St, Whakatāne 3120
                                www.sportbop.co.nz/get-active/active-families/

 

Te Hihiko /Healthy Lifestyles (Ngāti Ranginui). Katikati - Papamoa

Aim to support children who have gained too much weight to improve their health and wellbeing, alongside their whānau, through achieving whānau led goals around better diet and exercise habits.

Service is for:       Children, aged 5-18 years, and their whānau
                               Open to all, it is not exclusively for people from Ngāti Ranginui iwi

Programme:         Weekly contact over 12 weeks

Cost:                      Free

Location:               From Katikati to Papamoa, can involve home visits and phone contact

Referrals:              Self referrals, referrals from health practitioners. Email: referrals@ranginui.co.nz

Contact:                Margo Te Mete, Physical Activity Coordinator, or Krystal Hika, Dietitian
                               Ph: 07 571 0934, 022 314 4188 margo.temete@ranginui.co.nz
                               166 Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga 3140 www.ranginui.co.nz 

 

Te Hihiko /healthy Lifestyles (Nga Kakano Foundation). Papamoa - Otamarakau

Aim to support children who have a high BMI to improve their health and wellbeing through a holistic kaupapa Māori lens with a strong focus on nutrtion and activity.

Service is for:       Children, aged 5-18 years, and their whānau

Programme:         Weekly contact over 12 weeks

Cost:                      Free

Location:               From Papamoa to Otamarakau. We have school based programmes, after school sessions as well as home visits and phone contacts.

Referrals:              Self referrals, referrals from health practitioners. Email: referrals@ngakakano.co.nz

Contact:                Karam Hood
                               Ph: 07 573 0660, 021 233 1615 khood@ngakakano.org.nz
                               50 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke 3119 www.ngakakano.org.nz

 

Te Tohu Haumanu (The Centre for Health), Tauranga

A kaupapa Māori exercise, nutrition and education programme that includes a concurrent parents programme. Child attends for exercise, a healthy meal and education. Suitable for all children with a key focus on Maori and Pacific.


Service is for:        Children aged 4-18 years, and their parents/caregivers

Programme:         Attend 3 days a week for 12 weeks.

Cost:                       Free, koha

Location:               The Centre for Health, Manawa Ora Centre, 103 Third Ave, Tauranga 3110

Referrals:              Self referrals, referrals from health practitioners

Contact:                Ph 07 578 6624, Fax 07 281 1234, hello@thecentreforhealth.co.nz
                                www.thecentreforhealth.co.nz

 

NextStepNZ Gym, Tauranga

Programme under development, enquiries welcome

 

Location:               14B Hocking St, Mount Maunganui

 

Contact:                Aaron Balsom info@nextstepnz.com, Ph 07 572 0771
                                www.nextstepnz.com

 



Last updated : Monday, March 02, 2020
Next review date : Tuesday, March 02,2021


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