Weight Management for Kids
Locations: Detroit, West Bloomfield, Troy and Canton
Let's Get Healthy! is an educational program for overweight youth ages 9 to 13. The program uses a multidisciplinary approach, including a pediatrician, behavioral therapist, registered dietitian and an athletic trainer. The program focuses on behavior modification and education rather than weight loss.
Let's Eat Healthy
A registered dietitian will work with the child/young adult and family to individualize a healthy and realistic meal plan. In two, one-on-one visits, eating patterns, portion sizes, food preferences, schedules and activity are addressed along with the behavioral considerations related to nutrition. The program also look sat the role of the family in a weight loss program.
Let's Get Healthy (Macomb)
Location: Clinton Township
Learn proper eating habits, nutrition information and the importance of exercise and limiting screen time in this six-session program which is open to children ages 9 to 12 years and their families.
DK Kids Field Trips
DK kids' field trips aim to teach children how to lead a healthier lifestyle through a commitment to making healthy choices and physical activity – a “learn to grow and grow to learn” initiative. The Chef for a Day/Farmer for a Day program blends together health, education, organic growing techniques and eating habits to lead children to a healthier future. Through this program we host school classrooms and private groups for children ages 6 – 12 whose academic and social curriculum fit our mission and community outreach initiatives. Our resident farmer and DK team lead the program.
At the end of the kids' interactive field trip, students will leave with a real take-home planting project, 5-2-1-0 materials, as well as a clearer idea of how to make healthy choices and the importance of understanding farm to table practices.
Henry Ford clinical weight management program for older teens
Locations: Clinton Township, Detroit, Livonia, West Bloomfield and Wyandotte
This is a clinically-based program for teens between the ages of 15 and 19 years who are significantly overweight (above the 95th percentile or have a BMI greater than 40). It includes nutrition, behavior and exercise consultations with specialists including registered dietitians and clinical exercise physiologists. These experts help to create individualized plans that include meal replacements for portion control and aggressive weight loss (3 to 5 pounds per week). Participation requires consent and follow-up sessions with a pediatrician.
The Top Chef program is designed to increase knowledge about healthy eating and food preparation skills among children ages 8-12. In six, one-hour sessions, kids receive a nutrition message, prepare a recipe and have many of their nutrition-related questions answered. Attendees learn to decrease dietary fat and sugar intake, increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, use basic food preparation techniques and how to follow a recipe.