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Children and Young People Weight Management Service

We offer a six month programme of appointments with dietitians to support children and young people to become a healthier weight.

The programme includes -

  • Practical ideas for healthy eating
  • How to increase activity and details of local activity sessions
  • Support for making changes as a family

Your first appointment -

Your first appointment will be an initial assessment where we will discuss how you feel about your child's weight, what things you have already tried and how ready you feel to make changes. This appointment will last about 40 minutes. Although we do not focus on weight, we will ask to measure weight and height at this appointment, you do not have to agree to this.

The programme -

If it is agreed that the programme is right for you and your family you will be invited to join. The programme will include regular appointments in a relaxed and friendly environment with the dietitian. Appointments usually last about 40 minutes and are available at a range of times, days and venues.

Your role -

  • commit to the programme and making changes as a family
  • work on agreed changes as a family and be open and honest about progess - we know that changing habits is not always easy and we can support you with this
  • Attend appointments or let us know if you cannot attend

Who to contact

0161 786 3336
Extra details

Please contact the Team if you would like any further information.

Who is it for?

Children and young people under 18 yrs
Eligibility Details

Trafford resident

Overweight (> 98th BMI centile), if you are not sure how overweight your child is please contact you school nurse (school age children) or health visitor (pre-school age) to discuss your child's weight and services available for you.


How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Families can self refer to the service by contacting the team on 0161 786 3336, we will then arrange an initial appointment to disc your child's weight and the programme. If it is agreed that the programme is right for you and your family, you will be asked to join. If the programme if not right for you, we will discuss other sources of support for weight management.

Health staff can also refer children and their families using referral form attached.

Cost Information

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Interpretation available
Disabled Parking
Further Details

Interpreters can be arranged if needed.


Last updated date:
03 August 2016


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