Be Your Best Program
The Be Your Best (BYB) program is a complete medical, nutritional and lifestyle program for 10 -18 year olds with significant obesity related problems.
It has been created to give young people the opportunity to become healthier, happier and more confident; while meeting their medical, nutritional and psychological needs.
The BYB program is the first program of its type in South Australia.
What does the Be Your Best Program offer?
Dannys Place makes it easier to navigate through the enormous amount of health and dietary information currently available without feeling overwhelmed and lost.
Our team will work together with you and your child to establish appropriate goals and show you how to achieve these through making small but significant changes.
The BYB program is based on the current, best practice guidelines in managing childhood obesity.
With an emphasis on overall health and well being to ensure normal growth you will have regular contact with our paediatrician.
You will have access to the Dannys Place Program Coordinator who is an experienced obesity nurse and will be able to help address an issues or concerns during your time in the program.
At Dannys Place we understand weight management creates very real short and long term challenges for both, the young person and their family. Our support begins with a program coordinator who will provide intensive contact-face to face and remote.
In the longer term you can continue to have access to your team as you need in order to maintain motivation.
Dannys place can also support transitioning to an adult support service.
Although surgery is not a ‘first’ or a ‘stand alone’ option, there is increasing recognition of its role in managing severe obesity even in teenagers.
After a complete evaluation, the BYB program will offer access to surgical options based on internationally accepted guidelines.
The timing of surgery will be individualised based on other requirements as determined by the evaluation process.