Healthy Savannah brings together a network of 200 public and private community organizations. Enter your city, state, or zip code to locate a center participating in the YMCA Healthy Weight and Your Child program in your community. The curriculum on healthy weight and your child is adapted from the most widespread and evaluated child weight management program in the world (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do-it MEND). 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 aimed at the whole family and involves children and adults in nutrition education and physical activity to generate positive changes and help families learn skills to lead a healthier lifestyle in the long term. The Healthy Weight Clinic, which takes place in the primary care setting, focuses on achieving positive behavior change, setting goals, treating conditions related to obesity, and linking families to community resources.