Weight Loss for Children in Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA
Helping Kids Lose and Maintain a Healthy Weight!
Studies have shown that school-age children are more likely to be bullied if they are overweight. This can lead to a series of difficulties for the developing child, both in terms of physical health and emotional and psychological factors. If you are concerned about childhood obesity or excess weight gain in your child, consider a Healthogenics weight loss program designed specifically to help children.
About Our Children’s Program
We offer comprehensive nutrition programs that ensure adequate nutrition while your child loses body fat. They will meet weekly with our trained staff to review their eating patterns and also to review our “fun and friendly” learning tools to help them better understand healthy eating habits in a positive and child-friendly way.
Our children’s lesson plans have been developed by our nutritionists to make learning fun while your child gets healthy. All of our lesson plans are customized to meet your child’s nutrition and caloric needs. We often refer to our children program as a nutrition program rather than as a weight loss program because we want to ensure that weight loss is not their main focus, but more importantly that they are getting healthy and becoming educated about nutrition and making better food choices.
The Emotional Factors
Studies have confirmed feelings of loneliness, isolation and poor body image in kids who are overweight or suffer from childhood obesity. One small study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that obese children actually score their quality of life as low as children receiving cancer treatment. For these children, it is imperative that their obesity and excessive weight gain is treated and that they learn to control their own weight management by making smarter and healthier food choices.