Talking with parents about children's weight
An online professional development training resource
Talking with parents about children's weight has been developed for health and community professionals. The online training course is available free of charge to professionals across Western Australia. Professionals in New South Wales will have free access to the course until 31st May 2016.
The training aims to provide information and training for professionals working with children and families in various capacities who may have a role to play in raising the issue of weight with families or encouraging referrals to appropriate services.
Participants are provided with information including:
- The causes and consequences of child overweight and obesity
- How to accurately define and measure obesity in childhood
- How to explain weight status in a way that is sensitive, non-judgemental and promotes lifestyle change
- How to apply these skills to their own professional background and setting
Please register your details now on the register page and you will be contacted with relevant access details.