First, the parents of the child will meet with the weight loss specialist where they will explain expectations and goals of the program for the child and the parents (will go over detailed information regarding lifestyle changes, food journals, eating do’s and do not’s, and other program components).
Weight loss specialist meets with parents and the child to complete a general exam and go over program expectations such as how to eat healthier, log food intake, and plan the next week’s meals.
Every 4-6 weeks, each family meets individually with behavior coaches for a longer session to discuss progress as well as support for any specific obstacles or concerns.
Every week, each family meets with behavior coaches to discuss progress, concerns, and plan for the next week.
Aspen for Kids! is an adolescent weight management program we have developed to help children (ages 7-17) and their families learn to make healthier choices, incorporate physical activity, and live healthier lives. In Louisiana, you can find plenty of nice people, jazz music, and Cajun and Creole cooking, but beneath its Southern charm, Louisiana also bears the nation’s highest childhood obesity rate.