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Healthy Living with CHI Child and Adolescent Complex Obesity Service

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Healthy Living with CHI (formerly W82GO) was established in 2005 to address pediatric obesity. Our family-based service, delivered by a multidisciplinary team, offers holistic assessment and management for children and adolescents with obesity and related health issues (BMI > 99.6th percentile plus two health complications).

Our expert team includes professionals from paediatric endocrinology, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, psychology, medical social work, occupational therapy, and administrative support. We provide families with guidance on health, nutrition, self-esteem, family communication, physical fitness, and activity through education, goal setting, and support in a safe environment.

We focus on promoting a sensitive, respectful, and empowering atmosphere. Our evidence-based assessments identify strengths and form personalized treatment plans, screening for physical and emotional difficulties. We aim to empower families to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible.

Treatment, based on the latest research, combines educational and practical training, and lasts approximately 12-24 months. Our goal is to help families create a health-promoting home environment, reduce further weight gain, and address associated health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or painful joints.

Contact us

The Healthy Living with CHI service can be contacted by phone or email

Our services

The service delivers treatment in person and via telemedicine:

  • Assessment and management of children and adolescents diagnosed with obesity-related complications

One-to-one outpatient sessions

  • Day & Time: Weekdays, 08:30-16:30
  • Location: CHI Temple Street and CHI at Connolly

Group Programme Overview

  • Day & Time: Thursdays, 17:30-19:30
  • Location: CHI Temple Street
  • Duration: Seven consecutive weeks

Weekly Structure

Information Session for Families:

  • Start: Review of goals from the previous week

Patient Activities:

  • Weekly exercise session
  • Meetings with the dietitian or psychologist
  • Additional information/practical session

Special Events:

  • Shopping Trip: Parents only
  • Cooking Demonstration: For the whole family, hosted at the Aviva Stadium

Measurements and Follow-Up

  • Taken during the first (week 1) and last (week 7) sessions

Final Discharge Appointment

  • Discussion about the need for referral to community services (for younger children)
  • Discussion about referral to adult services (for teenagers)

At the appointment, your child may see the following health professionals:

  • General Paediatricians
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologist
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist

Meet the team

Healthy Living with CHI

Healthy Living with CHI EAScom


“A complete change in food bought in the home"
“We watch portion sizes and add more fruit and veg to fill up instead of potatoes and meat. Drink more water too. The portion sizes was an eye opener!”
“We have changed in what we eat, the portions eaten, calories taken and exercise more – particularly going for walks”

For healthcare professionals

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