Approximately one-third of children and teens ages 2-19 in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese.
An increase in electronic based activities such as prolonged time spent playing video games and internet social media use has caused a trend toward more sedentary lifestyles. In addition, poor dietary habits are causing an epidemic of childhood obesity and the development of chronic health conditions much earlier in life.
Our at-risk youth program provides the knowledge and support kids need to develop a healthy lifestyle. We take the position that our kids are smart and if provided with the proper education and guidance, will make better decisions concerning their health. If this important intervention can be provided at an early age, a lifetime of poor health can be avoided. For kids still living at home, it is imperative to include the entire family, which this program makes a priority. In many cases, kids will lead the way for the entire family to become healthier if given the chance.
Major issues for our youth include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Lack of exercise
- Poor Diet
- Poor self esteem
- Body image issues
- Lack of confidence
When health is given a greater priority in a young person's life, it is amazing to see that most (if not all) of the aforementioned issues quickly disappear. Our program takes into account time limitations, both of the young person and the family, and develops gradual, habit based interventions that will make a difference for a lifetime.
You may enter this program directly without referral or may communicate with your child's pediatrician or your doctor or insurance company assigned nurse that your child or you would like to take part in this program. In some cases, we may be able to obtain some insurance coverage for this program, but this is usually determined by your insurance company nurse on a case by case basis.