Healthy Weight & Your Child

Empowering Families to Live Healthier 

This is a healthy weight and lifestyle program that brings a child and their guardian together to learn more about healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior change to empower children and families to live a healthier and active lifestyle. Studies have shown that this four-month program is effective in reducing a child’s BMI and waist circumference, diminishing sedentary time, increasing physical activity, and improving self-esteem. Our Healthy Weight & Your Child program creates a safe, fun and active environment for children and families to explore and adopt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle.

To qualify, a child must:

  • Carry excess weight, with a body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher
  • Receive clearance from a healthcare provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity
  • Have an adult attend ALL sessions with them

To learn more about the program and upcoming class:
Contact our Director of Community Health, Jennie Dawkins, at [email protected] and/or 803-324-9622 ext. 226, or attend one of our information sessions.

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