The Bodywise groups are made up of between four to eight families.
Children are grouped together with other children of a similar age.
About four groups are run each year and follow the school term calendar.
There are monthly follow up appointments for 6 months.
Bodywise is a weight management family intervention programme with the aim of stabilising or reducing child BMI over the course of the programme.
Bodywise is a Waikato DHB initiative. It comes under the Waikids brand of Waikato DHB children's health services.
Our team includes a dietitian, a psychologist, a doctor, an activity coordinator and an administrator.
We work together with the child and his/her family. This is in line with international best practice guidelines.
Initial clinic appointment at Waikato Hospital Waikid's Clinic. Group programme is based in the community. Enrolment is free.
What topics are covered in the six week course?
Topics for adults
Topics for children
Download our Bodywise brochure [PDF, 2.2 MB].
- Waikids Clinic, Level 6, Elizabeth Rothwell Building, Waikato Hospital
- A community location to be confirmed.
Contact the Bodywise administrator (07) 839 8899 ext 96957 email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents are welcome to contact us directly and referrals do not have to come from a doctor or health professional.
Referrals by general practitioners (GPs) or other health professionals should be via Waikato Hospital's Referral Coordination Centre (RCC):
Attention : Bodywise
Referral Coordination Centre
Private Bag 3200
Fax: (07) 839 8817
Initial appointments are at Waikids Clinic, Waikato Hospital.
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