Pediatric Weight Loss
Helping Families Learn Healthier Lifestyle Habits
Good health is based on everyday habits that start at home. Is it time for you to take the first step for positive change - with your family's support? Our new Pediatric Weight Management Program promotes lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits for overweight children, adolescents and their families. It is a family-based group behavior and education program that offers helpful support, every step of the way.
During the six-week program, groups of families meet together once every week. Participants are encouraged to attend every session, where participants learn to:
Your Pediatric Weight Management team is with you at every step of your journey to better health, offering guidance and coaching to help you succeed.
We guide you through the program to instill healthy habits for long-term success.
Each weekly group session lasts 120 minutes and includes personalized sessions for each child and parent:
Our program is NOT a diet where you try to lose as much weight as possible. That is not the path to better health. Remember, you are still growing taller, so if you simply stay the same weight you are now, you will become less overweight!
In the days and months following your participation in the program, you will see changes in attitudes about food, eating behaviors, self image and relationships with family members and friends. The Pediatric Weight Management Program provides highly effective motivational, psychological and group support options to help you maximize the long-term benefits of your healthy new life.
Memorial Hermann is committed to fighting childhood obesity by promoting lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits. Through this dedication, we will be providing this program free of charge at Memorial Hermann Southeast.
We offer age-specific regimens for early adolescents (12-14), and adolescents (15-17). These general rules apply:
For more information about our program, please send an email to Memorial Hermann Southeast at: SEMarketing@memorialhermann.org. To register now, call: 713.222.CARE (2273).
Please Note: Making lasting changes in eating and exercise habits is very difficult and requires a serious commitment from both children and their parents. To enroll, BOTH the child and legal guardian must agree to complete the program together. Teamwork is the key to success. We cannot enroll children who are not interested in making this commitment for themselves - for their own well being.
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