YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Healthy Weight And Your Child

Program Information

Do you have a child who is carrying excess weight? Would you like support to help you and your child make some healthy lifestyle changes? Through the YMCA Evidence Based Healthy Weight & Your Child Program, you will have others in the group who also share similar challenges. This program offers guidance with making lifestyle changes to help you and your child develop the awareness and improve healthy eating as well as discovering fun ways to get more active. 

Studies have shown this program is cost-efficient and effective in reducing a child’s body mass index, weight circumference, sedentary behaviors, increasing physical activity and improving self-esteem.

This is a 15 week program. Classes are 2 hours long and meet twice a week for the first 10 weeks and then once a week for 5 weeks. We require families to attend an information session, or contact us to first see if their child qualifies for this program before registering. 

Upcoming Sessions

Virtual Classes - NEW

Currently accepting referrals for virtual and in person classes starting in early 2021 - dates and times to come soon! 

Beginning in January 2021 - classes led in Spanish & English - dates and times to come soon! 

New Hanover County
Midtown YMCA
709 George Anderson Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
Columbus & Bladen Counties
Location, days and class times coming soon!
Required Information Session
Families will need to contact our Program Coordinator to schedule a time for caregiver and child to meet before beginning the program. Families will meet program leaders, learn more about how the program works, and we will collect the child's height and weight for baseline data. For enrollment, caregivers will need to complete and sign the enrollment forms during the Information Session at the nearest location (see locations below).
To Qualify
  • Child must be 7-13 years old
  • Child must carry excess weight, with a body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher
  • Child must receive clearance from a healthcare provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity
  • Adult MUST attend all sessions with child
How To Register
Bridget Carroll, Program Coordinator
910-251-9622, ext. 273
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