Programs

Healthy Weight and Your Child

2013-11-15_HDK14-girl3-9705_rgbEmpowering Families to Live Healthier

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South is delighted to offer a new evidenced based program called “Healthy Weight and Your Child” which empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Healthy Weight and Your Child focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity, and behavior change to empower children to live a healthier and active lifestyle. Families will work with trained Leaders for the duration of the yearlong program over twenty-five, two-hour sessions.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Families will work with trained Leaders for the duration of the 25-session program.
During this time, children and an adult will learn about topics, including:
• Healthy eating
• Physical activity
• Portion control
• Internal and external triggers
• Food label reading
• Goal setting and rewards

WHY FAMILY-BASED?
Evidence shows that child weight-management programs are more effective when the whole family is involved and committed to adopting healthier habits. Healthy Weight and Your Child focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change to empower children to live a healthier and active lifestyle.

TO QUALIFY A CHILD MUST
• Be 7-13 years old
• Carry excess weight (Body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher)
• Receive clearance from a provider to participate in physical activity
• Have an adult attend ALL sessions with them

Participant Brochure- English
Participant Brochure- Spanish 
Healthcare Provider Brochure- English
Healthcare Provider Brochure- Spanish


To find out more about this program and to see if you qualify, please contact:

The Fogelman Downtown YMCA
245 Madison Avenue Memphis, TN 38103
901-527-9622