Building Healthy Families (BHF) Program

Building Healthy Families (BHF) is a family-based pediatric weight management program.
  • Eligibility: the program is designed for the whole family. Parents/guardians, children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old with a BMI above the 95th percentile, and their siblings attend each session.
  • Goals:
    • Identify healthier food choices
    • Modify unhealthy behaviors
    • Increase physical activity
  • Workshop Structure: 12 in-person sessions over three months with six additional refresher sessions out to one year. Each session is approximately 2 hours. During the weekly session, all family members participate in practical nutrition education, goal setting and healthy lifestyle strategies and physical activities.
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