The staff at maternity centres and child care centres in areas with a high proportion of overweight and obese children often meet families with a great need to change their lifestyle. These people often need more support than what standard health care can offer in the context of the child and maternal health basic care program. This is because support often needs to adapt to the family culture, habits and include multiple actors from various parts of society. The Health Navigator coaching program engages in personalised coaching, group education sessions, provides appropriate practical solutions for diet and exercise and improves community support.
Identify families in collaboration with maternity centres, where children are at risk of developing obesity
Provide knowledge and motivational support to families and external stakeholders to promote lifestyle change
Follow up effects and adjust working methods iteratively