This fun, family-centered program is held twice a week for ten weeks in Kamloops. It is supported by a multidisciplinary team including a registered dietitian, social worker, pediatrician, and exercise specialist. Shapedown empowers families to become healthier by participating in group sessions focused on healthy eating and meal planning, physical activity and goal setting. Each week, families learn about different topics in a fun and engaging environment:communicationparentinglabel readingimproving your child/teen’s self esteemfamily mealsmenu planningand much more! In addition, families take part in fun activities at the Kamloops Community YMCA-YWCA. As part of the program, all family members will receive a complimentary membership to both Kamloops YMCA locations for 3 months. Participants can expect to develop better nutrition and physical activity habits, as well as improve their mental health and family communication. Each family member gets to practice setting goals and working on achieving their desired results in this supportive, hands-on environment. Kamloops families are invited to call the Kamloops Public Health Unit, talk to their doctor for more information, or visit theCentre for Healthy Weights - Shapedown BC. Watch the video to learn how Shapedown BC is helping children, teens and their families build healthy habits.
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