This section provides examples of guidelines, resources and tools to support health professionals in the management of children who are identified as being overweight and obese across the continuum of care. It includes:
- national guidelines
- statewide strategies
- pertinent research and statistics
- healthcare frameworks.
National Guidelines (clinical and non-clinical)
- The NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Infants and Children (2013) guide assists clinicians to improve health outcomes for overweight and obese adults, adolescents and children.
- The Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines (summary) assists health professionals in providing consistent advice to the general public about breastfeeding and infant feeding.
- Infant Feeding Guidelines: Information for health workers
- The Australian Dietary Guidelines provides advice on eating for health and wellbeing of infants, children and adults. It includes Healthy Eating for Children.
- Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for children, young people and adults provides information and advice on physical activity and minimising sedentary behaviour.