HEALTHY WEIGHT AND YOUR CHILD
ACHIEVE A HEALTHY WEIGHT TOGETHER
Reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 25-session evidence-based program for children with obesity. The program includes a Family Information Session followed by 25 sessions over four months. The family-based weight-management program focuses on nutrition education and physical activity to encourage healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle to reach a healthy weight.
Healthy Weight and Your Child’s curriculum is adapted from the most widely disseminated and extensively evaluated child weight management program in the world. Studies have shown that the program is cost-efficient and effective in reducing a child’s body mass index and waist circumference, reducing sedentary behaviors, increasing physical activity and improving self-esteem.
The 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.
Healthy Weight and Your Child is delivered by two trained leaders: a Content Leader and an Activity Leader. Both leaders play an equally significant role in facilitating the program. The Content Leader delivers the education and nutrition portions of the program. The Activity Leader, trained to deliver evidence-based games and exercises safely for children with obesity, provides the physical activity portion of the curriculum and supports the delivery of the content portion of the class.
TO QUALIFY FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM
· Child must be 7-13 years old
· Child must carry excess weight, with a body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher
· Child must receive clearance from a healthcare provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity. Please click here for brochure with clearance form.
· Adult MUST attend all sessions with child
For more information please contact Melanie Carfora at 860.343.6208 or firstname.lastname@example.org