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Healthy Lifestyles Weight Management Program Offered for Parents and Children

COLUMBUS, OH - 3/18/2008

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the YMCA of Central Ohio are offering a four-week educational program, “Healthy Lifestyles Weight Management.” This clinical program, which begins April 1, is designed for children ages 8-12 who struggle with their weight, and for parents who are concerned about their child’s weight, eating habits and physical activity.

Both parents and children attend these classes at the same time, but participate in different activities. Some of the program topics for parents include recipe makeovers; self-esteem workshops; and learning about portion control, food labels, foods to purchase and healthy options when eating out. The children will participate in fun and fitness activities under the supervision of the YMCA.

The program is held every Tuesday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m. for four weeks as follows: April 1, 8, 15 and 22. The final class on April 22 will be extended 6:30-8 p.m. Classes are held at the Gahanna YMCA, 555 YMCA Place, in Gahanna.

Cost is $25 per adult and $25 per child for the four-week session. Children may only attend if an adult registers. Fees include the four educational sessions and monthly newsletters mailed to the home for six months after course completion. 

For program information and registration, call Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education at (614) 355-0662 or visit

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