Start A Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Weight and Your Child (HWYC) is an evidenced-based program that aims to empower children and families through education, healthy eating and physical activity to help families learn skills and behaviors to live a healthier lifestyle. The program includes 16 weekly sessions followed by post-core sessions for the remainder of the year. Children must have clearance from a health care provider or school nurse in order to participate. A parent must attend all sessions.

Obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States – this is triple the rate from one generation ago.

Today – one in 6 children are living with obesity and one in three are overweight.

The year-long program is designed for children ages 7-13 years of age, with a body mass index of the 95th percentile or higher.

Young child in swim cap smiling at the camera in a pool

Questions?

For any questions or inquiries on programs and membership, please contact Courtney Sims, Health and Wellness Programs Specialist.

Email Courtney

203.754.YMCA x124