Healthy weight and your child

Empowering Families to Live Healthier 

Developed by leading pediatric health and weight management specialists, the Y’s program uses evidence and clinical guidelines to engage families in education, healthy eating and physical activity. This one-year initiative seeks to reduce a child’s body mass index & waist circumference, reduce sedentary behaviors, increase physical activity and improve self-esteem. When families participate together, caregivers share in the health benefits.

Healthy Weight and Your Child uses groups of 10-15 children and their parents/caregivers to create a safe, fun, and active environment to explore and adopt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle. It empowers children, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Trained YMCA staff safely deliver educational, nutritional and exercise components of the program.

Predicted Takeaways

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Portion control
  • Better recognition of internal and external triggers
  • Food label reading
  • Goal setting and rewards

Eligibility Requirements

  • Children must be 7-13 years old
  • Children must have a body mass index in the 95th percentile or higher
  • Medical clearance from a health care provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity
  • Adults MUST attend all sessions with children


2018 Classes Begin (16-week program)

The 16-week program costs $629.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Sharon Baldwin, Sr. Director of Healthy Living

608 906 8815

Presented with support from: