Help for Overweight Children

Obese youth are more likely to become overweight or obese adults and therefore, more at risk for associated adult health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis.
Pediatric dietitian, Connie Warner, and pediatric physical therapist, Stephanie Wolfe joined us today to talk about the growing problem of childhood obesity.  They are two of the instructors for the Providence Healthy ‘n Fit  classes starting this week. 

Healthy ‘n Fit teaches healthy food choices, plus how to reduce caloric intake and increase physical activity. The successful 10-week pediatric weight management program for children eight to 15 years old is not “a” diet but teaches about diet, nutrition and exercise.  Its aim is to teach families how to develop healthy lifestyle habits they can sustain over the long term. At least one parent is required to attend.

Healthy ‘n Fit Class
Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 17, 2010 
6 - 7:30 pm
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

There is also a Thursday evening class in Gresham.

For more information about Healthy 'n Fit classes, head to our Family Matters page or go directly to the Providence website.


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