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.
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 CountyMidtown YMCA709 George Anderson DriveWilmington, NC 28403 Columbus & Bladen CountiesLocation, days and class times coming soon!