Obese children report a lower quality of life and are at risk for developing serious health issues during childhood and adolescence, such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and/or high triglycerides)
- Sleep apnea
- And more
With the New Year upon us, and pediatric obesity at the forefront of our nation’s health concerns, North Shore Pediatric Therapy is offering a multidisciplinary, family-based pediatric weight management program:
Hop 2 Health
Hop 2 Health has been developed following the model that research shows to be the most effective treatment for childhood obesity. It is multi-disciplinary, which means your child will work with a registered dietitian, physical therapist and social worker to address and improve all factors that are part of this complicated issue. It is family-based, which means you, as a parent, will be informed and involved in your child’s journey to health since you are so instrumental in their success outside of the program. It is an on-going program that involves weekly group sessions where your child can engage with and lean on other kids that are struggling with the same issues. The learning experiences through which your child will gain information about making healthy choices for life are fun, engaging and totally geared towards kids. Your child will also receive individualized care through periodic one-on-one visits with our team of experts.
All of these key components of the program will give your child one of the best opportunities to make real changes to their life. Our mission is to provide a positive atmosphere, where kids will be given the tools and learn strategies to become healthier, and more importantly, build self-esteem to know that they can do it. For more information about Hop 2 Health, please go to this link on our website: www.Hop2Health.com.
Here, you can register for the program that will be starting soon. Space is limited.
As a parent, your child’s health and well-being is your number-one priority. Register now and start 2013 knowing that your child is on the path to better health.
You can also call 877-486-4140 to speak with one of our Family Child Advocates for additional information about Hop 2 Health. We are offering free screens to help determine if your child may benefit from participating in Hop 2 Health. Contact 877-486-4140 to set up a free screen.