In 2021, the People Service Centre, the Hong Kong Community Dietitians Association (HKCDA) and the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong collaborated to start the pilot project of a community mobile nutrition clinic. It targets to support less resource household’s children and their family member with nutrition deficiency issues. The mobile clinic takes care of their nutrition needs by helping the parent to rise their children with proper nutrition knowledge and diet so as to reduce their risk of disease.
This project also integrates research, service provision and education as a service approach:
- Keep collecting nutrition data of less rescource household’s children to build up a database of it over the years, which can be used for future analysis of service needs and policy directions;
- provide tailor-made services for each less resource family and their children with unique nutrition improvement programs; and
- strengthen family nutrition education and support through the cooperation of dietitians and social workers to meticulously improve the health condition of the children and their family members.
The project is funded by Oxfam Hong Kong .
- • Understand the phenomenon of nutrition problems of the children from less resource household through professional research,
- • Deliver diet improvement programs for children with nutrition problems, • Help parents and children who face serious nutrition problems to build up healthy eating habits,
- Increase social and government attention to food and nutrition issues for less recource children
Sham Shui Po District
Children aged 3-11 and their caregivers
- One-on-one registered dietitian consultation service
- Registered dietitians provide free one-on-one personalized health consultation services and nutrition improvement programs for less resource household’s children to enhance children’s awareness of a balanced diet and motivation to accomplish.
Promote parental mutual help
- Increases parents’ confidence in planning nutritious meals for their children
- Assist parents in further learning about behaviours that manage children’s health
Children’s healthy eating self-management group
- Raise children’s awareness of a balanced diet and their motivation to accomplish
- Improve children’s eating habits through experiential teaching e.g. learn to grow crops, design nutritious meals, buy nutritious ingredients, learn to cook etc.
- Visit the Center to obtain and submit the application form during the office hours
- The Center staff will arrange an interview and select suitable participants.