Healthy weight

Childhood obesity is a serious issue in Kentucky, where nearly 20 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 are obese. The bluegrass state ranks third in the U.S. in percentage of obese high school students. Obesity is linked with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness encourages families to take the lead in creating healthy habits. Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness hosts skill-building workshops to support families with teens in their journey toward healthy living.

The six-week workshop series focuses on:

  • Goal-setting for healthy habits
  • Healthy meal planning and prep
  • Fun ways to stay active, including free passes to the YMCA!
  • Tools to positively reduce stress

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