West Cook YMCA


Healthy Weight and Your ChildHealthy Weight and Your Child

EMPOWERING FAMILIES TO LIVE HEALTHIER

Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 25-session 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.

A FAMILY-BASED LIFESTYLE CHANGE PROGRAM:
  • In-person sessions for child and adult
  • Peer support for adults
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Portion control
  • Grocery store tour
  • Food label reading
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
  • Adult MUST attend all sessions with child

 

Program Session STRUCTURE


 Classes starting September 2017
  • West Cook YMCA—Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Gottlieb Memorial Hospital—Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 7:30 PM
    • Session runs September 19, 2017–January 11, 2017


For more information please contact Jenny Kraak, Chronic Disease Program Coordinator, at jkraak@westcookymca.org or 708-434-0249.


 

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