As levels of overweight and obesity among young children are increasing in Ireland, Limerick Sports Partnership and Limerick Health Promotion, Health Service Executive(HSE) recognise the importance of preventing and reducing levels of childhood obesity and therefore decided to work in partnership to offer a healthy lifestyle programme to young children who are overweight and their parents. The emphasis of WTGK is to stop weight gain in overweight children while making sure their growth and development continue as normal. To develop a quality uniform approach to the detection and management of obesity. The programme includes 8 sessions for children aged 9-12years and their parents. Each session is two hours long and includes nutrition advice and physical activity games.