YMCA of Central Ohio

New Program: Healthy Weight and Your Child

Reclaim your family’s health through healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle through Healthy Weight and Your Child. The YMCA of Central Ohio is one of five Ys participating nationally in a pilot program to address childhood obesity in youth ages 7-13, with a body mass index of 95th percentiles or higher. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. The program is for the children and their families and will be offered at the following YMCA of Central Ohio locations: 

  • Delaware Community Center YMCA
  • Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
  • Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA
  • Grove City YMCA
  • Liberty Township/Powell YMCA

Important Program Details and Qualifications:

  • A 12 month evidenced-based program for children with obesity and their parent/caregiver.
  • 16 weekly sessions, 4 bi-weekly sessions and 5 monthly sessions.
  • 2 hour sessions one time per week focusing on nutrition education and physical activity to encourage healthier eating habits and an active lifestyle.
  • Children must be 7 - 13 years old and have a body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher.
  • Children must qualify for the program and receive medical clearance from their healthcare provider.
  • The parent/caregiver must attend all sessions.
  • No cost for participation in the one year pilot program.
  • Classes starting in September 2015.

For more information about the program and contact/location details, please review the attached brochure.