School Kids Intervention Program

The School Kids Intervention Program (SKIP) is a multidisciplinary, family-centred service for children aged 4 to 12 years who are overweight or obese. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families through regular access to a paediatric specialist, a paediatric dietitian, and an exercise physiologist.

Our team works with you and your child to develop goals that support improvements in the health and wellbeing of the whole family.

For more information, please contact the SKIP Coordinator on 02 5124 1402 or email SKIP@act.gov.au.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this service, you must meet the following criteria:

  • children are aged between 4 and 12
  • children have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile for age and gender or a BMI greater than the 85th percentile with comorbidities

This service is not available to people with:

  • a psychological illness that impairs the ability to actively participate in the treatment program
  • binge eating with concurrent purging through vomiting, laxatives or excessive exercise
Referrals

Referrals to SKIP can be made by health professionals only.

Please complete the SKIP referral form and return to SKIP@act.gov.au.

Please include all information requested including supporting documentation.

Clients will be triaged based on information provided.

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Page last updated on: 13 May 2021