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Child Obesity Risk Test

Did you know that five per cent of Australian children are obese and up to 18 per cent are overweight? Are you concerned that your child might be at risk of becoming overweight or obese? Take this simple test to determine if your child is at risk and use our helpful hints to help your child lead a healthy lifestyle.


  1. On average, how many hours a day does your child spend watching television?

    0-1
    2-3
    4+


  2. Does your child eat snacks in front of the TV?

    Yes
    No


  3. On average, how many hours a day does your child spend at the computer or playing computer games such as Nintendo or X-box?

    0-1
    2-3
    4+


  4. How much physical activity does your child get each day? Include activities such as walking, cycling, swimming and running.

    Less than half an hour
    30 minutes
    60 minutes or more


  5. Does your child engage in regular group activities that involve physical activity, such as being part of a sports team, taking dancing lessons or going to Scouts or Brownies?

    Yes
    No


  6. Do you ever exercise as a family? For example, taking a family trip to the local swimming pool or going for a bushwalk.

    Rarely
    Occasionally
    Frequently


  7. How much soft drink or cordial does your child consume?

    One 375 ml can on the weekends or special occasions
    One 375 ml can per day
    Two or more 375 ml cans per day


  8. How often do you sit down as a family to eat meals?

    Every day
    Several times a week
    Rarely


  9. Does your family have the television on when you eat?

    Yes
    No


  10. Does your child eat a healthy breakfast every day?

    Yes
    No


  11. Your child has just come home from school. Which of these snacks do you have on hand?

    Low-fat yoghurt or skim milk plus fresh fruit
    Packet of chips and a can of soft drink
    Homemade muffin or cake and a glass of juice


  12. How often do your kids eat out at a fast-food restaurant or get take-away food?

    Occasionally
    Once a week
    Several times a week


  13. If you go to a fast-food restaurant, do you allow your child to 'up-size' their meal?

    Yes
    No


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