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FHN offering weight management system for kids


With child obesity on the rise throughout the country, one local hospital is taking steps to address it.

FHN Memorial Hospital is teaming up with Sodexo to offer a spring session of Create Your Weight for Kids, a personalized 10-week weight loss and management program developed and taught by registered dietitians.

The program is designed for children with an adult chaperone and covers the following topics:

  • Portions and serving size
  • Making good choices while dining out
  • Snacking
  • Physical activity
  • Family involvement in healthy behaviors
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Knowing the difference of eating when you're hungry compared to other reasons

The program will start on April 4 and will have classes each Thursday from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. at FHN. The cost is $125 and covers all class sessions for each adult-and-child pair and healthy snacks. Kids in the program can earn "Nutribucks" that can be redeemed for prizes and children who complete the class will get a free trial membership to the YMCA of Northwest Illinois at Highland Community College.

For more information or to register, call 1-877-600-0346, ext. 949. Financial assistance may be available. Registration is required by Friday, March 29 and class size is limited.

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