Healthy Family Program
The Healthy Family Program meets the need for education on childhood and adolescent obesity.
Sponsored by the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, the Healthy Family Program offers health education, family involvement and compassionate support to adolescent girls who are affected by obesity. Any adolescent female, ages 10 - 18, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or over are eligible for the program. Parents are welcome to accompany their daughters to the program and participate in collaborative exercises.
The Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness is offered within the framework of a 12-week curriculum, with new sessions beginning each quarter. Each weekly meeting includes a joint family session and separate age-appropriate groups. The curriculum is designed to help the entire family adopt healthier lifestyle choices.
At registration, which occurs the week prior to the start of the curriculum, each adolescent and parent receive an intake profile, which includes BMI, an ideal body weight range, recommended calorie intake and exercise goals.
Topics for the 12-week curriculum include:
Week 1: What Motivates You?
Week 2: A Healthy Home
Week 3: Healthy Lunches and Snacks
Week 4: The Truth About Fast Food
Week 5: The Importance of Exercise
Week 6: Incorporating Exercise Into a Busy Lifestyle
Week 7: Healthy Cooking / Healthy Life
Week 8: What I Like About Me / Maintaining Motivation
Week 9: Conflicting Cultural Messages
Week 10: How Weight Can Affect Your Health
Week 11: Overcoming Obstacles
Week 12: Major Milestones
One adult and one child: $300.00 for a 12-week session
Each additional child: $50.00
When one parent joins, the other parent may attend free of charge.
To register for Healthy Family Adolescent Weight Management Program or for more information, call 336-718-3790.