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Healthcare Professionals

The Food Partnership run the Healthy Weight Referral Service for Brighton & Hove and offer patients a range of group and one-to-one weight management programmes.

How to refer

Referrals are accepted for adults with a BMI 25-43 and for children between the ages of 6-13 years with a BMI above the 91st centile. We cannot take referrals for people who are insuin dependant diabetics. 

Patient confidential information will need to be faxed to us through our referral form, but we also accept self-referrals.

If you have any queries or are a new referrer contact or call on 01273 431 703.

We also send an email bulletin for health and other professionals every two months to share our latest service schedules and details of opportunities for your clients. Sign-up here.

About the programmes

All of our weight management programmes have been designed by registered dietitians and nutritionists who, as part of the Community Nutrition Team, have extensive experience developing and delivering community-based weight management interventions for both adults and children.

Our programmes all adhere to NICE best practice standards for community weight management interventions and are multi-component combining nutrition, physical activity and behaviour change.

Adult programmes aim for a weight loss of 5-10% of body weight over 6-12 months as recommended by (NICE, 2006) and SIGN Management of Obesity Guidance (2010). Other outcomes include a reduction of energy dense foods, increased physical activity and reaching achievable goals for long-term behaviour change.

Our childrens programmes encourage weight maintenance and aim to help the whole family eat a healthier diet and be more physically active, build self-esteem and encourage a positive body image.