About the Weight Management Service at the RCH

  • Welcome to the weight management website of the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. This site is an internet resource provided by the Department of Neurodevelopment and Disability. Overweight and obesity affects 1-in-4 Australian children and their families. Here at RCH, we have a large team of professionals that are here to provide support to families and healthcare professionals to assist with weight management. We care for infants, children and adolescents.

    Clinic information

    The Weight Management Clinic currently runs on Thursday mornings.

    The clinic consists of a multi-disciplinary team; specialist doctors, dietitians, a psychologist and a social worker.

    What to expect in the Weight Management Clinic

    • A comprehensive assessment of general health and growth
    • Clinical investigations as appropriate
    • Dietary assessment
    • Psychological and social assessment as required
    • Specialist advice and education on diet and lifestyle modification
    • In some cases, medical and or surgical treatments may be discussed