Webinar: Conversations with parents about unhealthy weight in a child

Webinar: Tuesday 31 October 2017. 7.30-8.45pm

Join Dr Christine McIntosh, Susan Reid and Hayden McRobbie who will use case studies to discuss childhood obesity, and how to address the issue of talking with parents/caregivers about an overweight child.

Talking points include the need to have conversations earlier rather than later, assessing growth as a general indicator of health, and overviewing some simple brief interventions that work

Throughout this live online event, you will have the opportunity to type questions to our experts via the onscreen text system. Please note that the webinar may run slightly over time in order that as many of your questions as possible are answered.




Dr Christine McIntosh is the GP liaison in Child Health at Counties Manukau Health. She is a member of the NRA Healthy Weight in Children working group, a GP, a clinical editor for Auckland Regional HealthPathways and a Cure Kids child health researcher. She draws on her experience in localising the weight management in children healthpathway and her experience in working with children and their families in general practice in South Auckland.


Hayden McRobbie MB ChB (Otago), PhD (London), is a Professor of Public Health Interventions at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Director of the Dragon Institute for Innovation (NZ). AHe also has a PhD in medical psychology. Hayden now has over 16 years experience in the provision of behaviour change interventions in the fields of smoking cessation and weight management. Hayden has also played a key role in the implementation of the Tobacco Health Target in New Zealand and is now involved in the implementation of the Raising Health Kids Health Target.


Susan Reid (Te Rarawa) LLB, MA has worked in the health literacy field since 2008 providing advice on health literacy to the Ministry of Health. She has worked with Government agencies, District Health Boards, NGOs, and PHOs on diverse  projects including research about gout, professional development and resources about Live Kidney Donation and currently provides workforce training in Counties Manukau DHB  to support the Raising Healthy Kids target.  



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This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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