YMCA of AUSTIN, MN

(507) 433-1804

Healthy Weight & Your Child

ACHEIVE A HEALTHY WEIGHT TOGETHER

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

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HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Healthy Weight and your Child is a 25-session evidence-based program delivered over 12-months 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, 16 weekly sessions, followed by 4 biweekly sessions, and 5 monthly sessions.

Made up of groups of 10-15 children and their parent/caregiver, 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.

WHY THE WHOLE FAMILY?

Evidence shows that child weight-management programs are more effective when the whole family is involved and committed to adopting healthier habits. For this reason, the program is designed so that parent/caregiver attendance is required at all sessions.

PROGRAM SESSION STRUCTURE: 2-hour classes

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WHAT THE PROGRAM  INCLUDES:

 РIn-person sessions for child and adult

– Peer support for adults

– Physical activity for child and adult

– Healthy eating

– Portion control

– Grocery store tour

– Food label reading

– Goal setting and rewards

– External and internal triggers

TO QUALIFY FOR PARTICIPATION:

 РChild 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.

CONTACT:

For more information about the program, costs or if you have any questions, use the contact form below to submit questions and/or comments and we will call you. You can also call us at 507-433-1804.

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