HEALTHY WEIGHT AND YOUR CHILD
Families Making Healthier Choices Together
Busy families face many obstacles to making healthy food choices and being active together. We’ll help you learn how to work with your kids to live a healthier life.
Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 15 week evidence-based weight management program to reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle. This program is designed with the whole family in mind, engaging a child and adult in education, healthy eating and physical activity to elicit positive change and help families learn skills to live a healthier lifestyle long-term. Evidence shows that child weight-management programs are more effective when the whole family is involved and committed to adopting healthier habits.
1 in 6 kids has obesity in the United States. Children with obesity are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self esteem. Children with obesity are also more likely to develop risk factors for cardiovascular disease and prediabetes.
The program is designed for kids ages 7 to 13 that carry excess weight. An adult must attend all sessions with the child, which provides opportunities for families to have fun, quality time by learning and playing together. This program is free and open to the public.