Childhood Obesity - Hayden McRobbie

Date Published: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

Dr Hayden McRobbie talks about about childhood obesity. Haydon is a Professor of Public Health Intervention and has a PhD in Medical Psychology. He has many years of experience in the provision of behaviour change intervention in weight management. Haydon is the Ministry of Health’s “Raising Healthy kids” Clinical Practice champion for childhood obesity.



  • Why are 11% of kiwi kids aged 2-14 years of age obese?
  • Outline of the 2-15 Childhood obesity plan.
  • The “Raising Healthy kids’ initiative. What is the target?
  • Role of primary care practitioners
  • Key practice points relating to assessment and management of the obese child in a GP clinic?
  • What advice can we give to parents about preventing or correcting childhood obesity?
  • Who do we refer to when both parent and practitioner need additional support and input?

Take home message

  • Have the conversation with the parents/family early.

Clinician resources


Dr Hayden McRobbie
Professor of Public Health Interventions
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