KidShape is a nine-week fun-filled program that helps overweight children and their families become more healthy.
KidShape has a scientifically proven track record of helping kids to lose weight and to keep it off. In the last 20 years we have helped more than 12,000 children and teens. 87% of them have lost weight and 80% of those who lost weight kept if off for at least two years. Most KidShape graduates have
Why does KidShape work so well?
What happens during the nine weeks of KidShape classes?
KidShape is a family affair! At least one parent or guardian is required to attend each class with the child. You and your child will meet once a week with about 14 other children and their parents or guardians. Each class is filled with kids and adults who are concerned about their health just as you are. These nine weeks of classes will teach you the things you need to know to be healthy and will help you start good habits. Eat healthy. Be more active. Believe in yourself. And if you eat healthy, are more active, and believe in yourself, you will become more healthy.
Each class lasts two hours and fifteen minutes and is divided into three major parts.
Part 1 A Registered Dietitian teaches adults and kids together about the healthy way to eat to be healthier and lose weight.
Part 2 Adults and children meet separately to discuss with a mental health professional how to change old habits. The support you will receive from other parents and that your child will receive from other kids is as important as what we tell you.
Part 3 The adults have an opportunity to discuss more specific questions, while the kids participate in 30 minutes of continuous, fun aerobic exercise. During two of the weeks the adults exercise with the students.
At home, each family . . .