School-age children and their parents are invited to sign up for Lake Regional Health System’s Trim Kids program, a practical approach to weight loss and healthy living led by trained health care professionals.
This nine-week program will include nutrition, exercise and behavior modification components, such as self-esteem building and stress management.
Because parental involvement is necessary for achieving program goals, at least one parent or legal guardian is required to attend each session with their child. Parents also are expected to implement the principles presented, including shopping for and cooking healthier foods, participating in their child’s exercise program and helping their child meet established goals.
An informational meeting is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, for registrants and their parents. The program will be held each Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 5 through Nov. 7. Sessions will be held in Lake Regional Hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
The registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 22. The cost is $25 per family, refundable at the end of the program based on attendance. To sign up, visit lakeregional.com/events or call 573-348-8222 for more information.
Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.