Tackling childhood obesity - part 1

Webinar summary

18 July 2018

General practitioners are in a key position to provide support, advocacy and coordinate management for children above a healthy weight. This is the first of a four part series for managing childhood obesity, this webinar review’s current prevalence data with the goal to help you better understand childhood obesity in different cultural and socioeconomic contexts, and discuss how socioeconomic factors can contribute to health inequalities for children. We go over how to accurately assess a child’s weight status using appropriate BMI for age charts and lead discussions on how to discuss a child’s growth with families in a culturally sensitive way whilst also taking into account the challenges of social disadvantage, which may include poor health literacy, limited English or and economic hardship.


Dr Natalie Cochrane

Dr Jessica Watson