Weight Management

Nutrition and fitness programs

 

Weigh to Go!

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Weigh to Go! is a food and fitness program designed to help overweight kids and their families learn about healthy eating and encourage an active lifestyle. The program provides fun and interactive classes that focus on healthy eating habits, nutritious cooking and exciting physical activities designed to jump-start fitness levels. This program targets children ages 9-17.

Topics to be covered include:

  • National nutrition guidelines
  • Energy balance
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Healthy cooking
  • Label reading
  • Meal planning/restaurant choices

Objective

  • The Weigh to Go! program is designed to educate overweight children and their families about nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
  • Acquire an understanding of and an increased sensitivity to hunger, appetite and fullness.
  • Develop good eating habits.
  • Understand the relationship between fitness and the body.
  • Improve fitness levels.
  • Increase self-esteem and develop a more positive body image.

Program

Total cost: $25 per child.
Parent participation encouraged.

Pre-registration required.
(361) 694-5656

Joseph M. Sloan Medical Building
3533 South Alameda St.
4th floor, Nutrition Center

Weigh of Life Kids!

Weigh of Life Kids! is a nutrition program designed to teach parents of 4-8 year old children about healthy eating habits and how to encourage an active lifestyle for their families. This program provides fun and interactive classes focusing on healthy eating habits, including cooking/menu ideas and tips on how to encourage kids to be physically active.

Topics to be covered include:

  • National nutrition guidelines
  • Energy balance
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Cooking suggestions
  • Portion size
  • Meal planning/restaurant choices

Objective

  • Teach parents of 4-8 year old children about nutrition and healthy lifestyles for their families.
  • Acquire an understanding of the food guide pyramid, including appropriate portion sizes.
  • Develop good eating habits.
  • Understand the relationship between fitness and the body.
  • Improve fitness levels.

Program

$15 for three-week program
(3 group classes)

Pre-registration required.
(361) 694-5656

Joseph M. Sloan Medical Building
3533 South Alameda St.
4th floor, Nutrition Center