YMCA OF CENTRAL TEXAS
DORIS MILLER FAMILY YMCA254 752 1605
WACO FAMILY YMCA 254 776 6612
EDNA LEARNING CENTER254 753 0197
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ACHIEVE A HEALTHY WEIGHT TOGETHER

Reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle through a 25 session evidence-based program for children with obesity.

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 the program
    • Adult MUST attend all sessions

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The program includes a Family Information Session followed by 25 sessions delivered 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.

The program is designed with the whole family in mind, engaging all family members 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.

The 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.











WHY THE WHOLE FAMILY

Healthy Weight and Your Child engages the whole family, so together they can understand how the home environment and other factors influence the choices that lead to a healthy weight.

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.

Contact Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator Carla Browning by calling her at 254.776.6612 ext 316 or e-mailing her at carla.browning@ymcactx.org.