Healthy Weight and Your Child

Empowering Families to Live Healthier

An Evidence-Based Program

  • Over 39 peer-reviewed publications have documented positive outcomes following the program
  • Developed by leading child health and weight management specialists using the best available evidence, clinical and government guidelines

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.

Youth with obesity are more likely to develop risk factors for cardiovascular disease and prediabetes.

How The Program Works

Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 26-session evidence-based program for children with obesity. The program empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The program includes a Family Information Session followed by 26 sessions delivered over four months.

Made up of groups of 10 to 15 children and their adult, the program creates a safe, fun, and active environment for children and their families to explore and adopt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle.

Healthy Weight and Your Child’s curriculum is adapted from the most widely disseminated and extensively evaluated child weight management program in the world. The family-based weight-management program emphasizes three elements: healthy eating, regular physical activity, and behavior change to elicit a positive life-long lifestyle transformation.

The program is delivered by two trained leaders: A Content Leader who delivers the education and nutrition portions of the program; and an Activity Leader who leads physical activity safely for children with obesity.

Achieve a Healthy Weight Together

Reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle.

Our next session begins February 2 at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA.
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm and Saturdays 9:00-11:00am

Contact Tim Gribble at t.gribble@ymcanwnc.org or 336 721 2100.

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