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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, Ph 07 306 2300, 021 447 312
                               Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance, 5 Louvain St, Whakatāne 3120



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


BOPDHB Weight Management Service

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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,


NextStepNZ Gym, Tauranga

  • Programme under development, enquiries welcome

Location:               14B Hocking St, Mount Maunganui

Contact:                Aaron Balsom, Ph 07 572 0771


Last updated : Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Next review date : Thursday, February 25,2021

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