Healthy Weight and Your Child

Empowering Families to Live Healthier

Healthy Weight and Your Child

Program Overview

Program Overview

Healthy Weight and Your Child is an evidence-based lifestyle change intervention designed to address childhood obesity by empowering children and families through education, healthy eating and physical activity. The program is geared toward the whole family, engaging children and adults in nutrition education and physical activity to elicit positive change and to help families learn skills to live a healthier lifestyle long-term. The program kicks off with an information session for families and consists of 25 two-hour sessions delivered over the course of four months. Each session involves both child and adult in facilitated activities, group discussion and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

The Healthy Weight and Your Child curriculum is adapted from the most widely disseminated and extensively evaluated child weight management program in the world (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do-IT—MEND). Studies have shown the program model is effective in reducing a child’s body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, reducing sedentary behaviors, increasing physical activity and improving self-esteem.

Program Details


  • For kids ages 7-13 years old
     
  • Participants must carry excess weight (BMI in the 95th percentile or higher)
     
  • Participants must receive clearance to participate in physical activity from a healthcare provider
     
  • Adult must be able to attend all sessions with participating child

Find Your Y

Enter your city, state, or zip code to locate a participating location for the YMCA's Healthy Weight and Your Child Program in your community.

YMCA of the East Bay

Association Services Center
2330 Broadway
Oakland
California
94612
Contact

YMCA of San Francisco

50 California St., Ste. 650
San Francisco
California
94111-3937
Contact

YMCA of Silicon Valley

80 Saratoga Ave.
Santa Clara
California
95051
Contact

YMCA of Northern Colorado

Administrative Offices
2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette
Colorado
80026
Contact

YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region

316 N Tejon Street
Colorado Springs
Colorado
80903
Contact

YMCA of Metropolitan Denver

2625 S Colorado Blvd
Denver
Colorado
80222-5108
Contact

YMCA of Pueblo

3200 E. Spaulding Avenue
Pueblo
Colorado
81008-2279
Contact

Northern Middlesex County YMCA

99 Union Street
Middletown
Connecticut
06457-3430
Contact

The Riverbrook Regional YMCA

404 Danbury Rd
Wilton
Connecticut
06897-2095
Contact

Northwestern Connecticut YMCA

259 Prospect Street
Torrington
Connecticut
06790-5315
Contact

Greater Waterbury YMCA

136 W Main Street
Waterbury
Connecticut
06702-2005
Contact

YMCA of Delaware

100 W 10th St Ste 1100
Wilmington
Delaware
19801-6605
Contact

Central Florida Metro YMCA

433 N Mills Ave
Orlando
Florida
32803-5798
Contact

The SKY Family YMCA, Inc.

701 Center Rd.
Venice
Florida
34285-4813
Contact

Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA

761 East International Speedway blvd
761 E. Int'l Speedway Blvd
DeLand
Florida
32724
Contact

Georgia Mountains YMCA

2455 YMCA Drive
Gainesville
Georgia
30501
Contact

YMCA of Honolulu

1441 Pali Hwy
Honolulu
Hawaii
96813-2050
Contact

The West Cook YMCAs

255 S. Marion St.
Oak Park
Illinois
60302-3103
Contact

YMCA of Rock River Valley

220 East State Street
4th floor
Rockford
Illinois
61104
Contact

Mercer County Family YMCA

401 SW 2nd Ave
Aledo
Illinois
61231-1904
Contact

YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

516 Court Street
Evansville
Indiana
47708-1308
Contact

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

615 N Alabama St
Suite 200
Indianapolis
Indiana
46204-1359
Contact

YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area

207 7th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids
Iowa
52401
Contact

Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA

601 Riverview Dr
South Sioux City
Nebraska
68776-1198
Contact

Kennebec Valley YMCA

31 Union St.
Augusta
Maine
4330
Contact

Central Lincoln County YMCA

525 Main Street
P.O. Box 787
Damariscotta
Maine
04543-0181
Contact

YMCA of Attleboro

63 N Main St
Attleboro
Massachusetts
02703-2219
Contact

Old Colony YMCA

320 Main St
Brockton
Massachusetts
02301-5323
Contact

Greater Holyoke YMCA

171 Pine Street
Holyoke
Massachusetts
01040-4065
Contact

YMCA of Metro North, Inc.

2 Centennial Drive
Suite 4A
Peabody
Massachusetts
1960
Contact

Mystic Valley YMCA

99 Dartmouth Street
Malden
Massachusetts
02148-4906
Contact

YMCA Southcoast

128 Union Street, Suite 304
New Bedford
Massachusetts
02740-7236
Contact

Hampshire Regional YMCA

286 Prospect St
Northampton
Massachusetts
01060-2098
Contact

Hockomock Area YMCA

300 Elmwood St
North Attleboro
Massachusetts
02760-1304
Contact

South Shore YMCA

79 Coddington Street
Quincy
Massachusetts
2169
Contact

MetroWest YMCA Inc.

100 Waverly Street
Ashland
Massachusetts
1721
Contact

YMCA of the North Shore

200 Cummings Center Suite 173D
Beverly
Massachusetts
01915-4598
Contact

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

475 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids
Michigan
49504-2909
Contact

YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing

900 Long Blvd
Lansing
Michigan
48911
Contact

Monroe Family YMCA

1111 W Elm Ave
Monroe
Michigan
48162-2885
Contact

Muskegon YMCA

1115 3rd St
Muskegon
Michigan
49441
Contact

YMCA of Saginaw

1915 Fordney St
Saginaw
Michigan
48601-2809
Contact

YMCA of Austin Minnesota

704 1st Dr NW
Austin
Minnesota
55912-3099
Contact

Brainerd Family YMCA Inc.

602 Oak St
Brainerd
Minnesota
56401-3611
Contact

YMCA of the North

651 Nicollet Mall, Suite 500
Minneapolis
Minnesota
55402
Contact

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA

1810 Government St
Ocean Springs
Mississippi
39564-3931
Contact

YMCA of St. Joseph Missouri

315 S Sixth St
PO Box 999
St. Joseph
Missouri
64501-2291
Contact

Gateway Region YMCA

2815 Scott Avenue
Suite D
St. Louis
Missouri
63103-
Contact

YMCA of Eastern Union County

144 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth
New Jersey
07201-2420
Contact

YMCA of Metuchen

483 Middlesex Ave.
Metuchen
New Jersey
08840-2399
Contact

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

139 E McClellan Ave
Livingston
New Jersey
7039
Contact

Family YMCA of Glens Falls Area

600 Glen St
Glens Falls
New York
12801-2020
Contact

YMCA of Greater New York

5 West 63rd St, 6th Floor
New York
New York
10023-7162
Contact

YMCA of Greater Rochester

444 East Main St
Rochester
New York
14604
Contact

YMCA of Central New York

340 Montgomery St
Syracuse
New York
13202-2015
Contact

Watertown Family YMCA

119 Washington Street
Watertown
New York
13601-3323
Contact

YMCA of the Triangle Area

801 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh
North Carolina
27607-5073
Contact

YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

PO BOX 3467
WILMINGTON
North Carolina
28406
Contact

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

301 N Main St Suite 1900
Winston Salem
North Carolina
27101-2402
Contact

Missouri Valley Family YMCA

1608 N Washington St
PO Box 549
Bismarck
North Dakota
58502-0549
Contact

Williams YMCA of Avery County

PO Box 707
436 Hospital Drive
Linville
North Carolina
28646
Contact

YMCA of Greater Cleveland

1801 Superior Ave
Suite #130
Cleveland
Ohio
44114
Contact

YMCA of Central Ohio

1907 Leonard Ave.; Ste 150
Columbus
Ohio
43219
Contact

YMCA of Bucyrus-Tiffin

180 Summit St
Tiffin
Ohio
44883-3199
Contact

YMCA of Greater Toledo

6465 Sylvania Ave
Sylvania
Ohio
43560
Contact

YMCA of Youngstown Ohio

17 N. Champion St.
PO Box 1287
Youngstown
Ohio
44503-1602
Contact

The Denny Price Family YMCA of Enid, Oklahoma

415 W Cherokee Ave
Enid
Oklahoma
73701-5502
Contact

YMCA of Grants Pass Oregon

1000 Redwood Ave
Grants Pass
Oregon
97527-0439
Contact

Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties

PO Box 110
Salem
Oregon
97308
Contact

YMCA of Bucks County

2500 Lower State Rd
Doylestown
Pennsylvania
18901-2634
Contact

YMCA of Greater Brandywine

One East Chestnut Street
West Chester
Pennsylvania
19380-3418
Contact

Harrisburg Area Metropolitan YMCA

805 North Front Street
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania
17102-3407
Contact

Greater Scranton YMCA

706 N Blakely St
Dunmore
Pennsylvania
18512-1937
Contact

Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive
Uniontown
Pennsylvania
15401-4174
Contact

Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA

40 West Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre
Pennsylvania
18701
Contact

York & York County YMCA

90 N Newberry St
York
Pennsylvania
17401-1012
Contact

Summerville Family YMCA

140 S Cedar St
Summerville
South Carolina
29483-6014
Contact

Upper Palmetto YMCA

151 S Oakland Ave
Rock Hill
South Carolina
29730
Contact

YMCA of Sumter

510 Miller Road
Sumter
South Carolina
29150-4168
Contact

YMCA of Rapid City South Dakota

815 Kansas City St
Rapid City
South Dakota
57701-2605
Contact

YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga

301 W. Sixth Street
Chattanooga
Tennessee
37402-3112
Contact

Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA

1148 W Pioneer Parkway
Suite H
Arlington
Texas
76013-6243
Contact

Austin Metropolitan YMCA

55 N IH 35
Austin
Texas
78702
Contact

YMCA of the Greater Houston Area

1331 Augusta Drive
3rd Floor
Houston
Texas
77057
Contact

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

231 E. Rhapsody
San Antonio
Texas
78216
Contact

YMCA of Central Texas

6800 Harvey Drive
Waco
Texas
76710
Contact

YMCA of Central Virginia

1309 Church Street
Lynchburg
Virginia
24504
Contact

Stateline Family YMCA of Beloit, Inc.

501 Third Street
Beloit
Wisconsin
53511
Contact

YMCA of Dane County Inc.

711 Cottage Grove Road
Madison
Wisconsin
53716
Contact

Manitowoc-Two Rivers Area YMCA

205 Maritime Drive
PO Box 471
Manitowoc
Wisconsin
54220-0471
Contact

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Inc.

PO Box 2174
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
53201-2174
Contact

Stevens Point Area YMCA

1000 Division St
Stevens Point
Wisconsin
54481-2700
Contact