Program Teaches Kids Healthy Eating Styles

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- FHN and Sodexo will offer a spring session of Create Your Weight for Kids, a kids’ version of the popular, personalized weight reduction and management program developed and taught by registered dietitians.

The 10-week program, designed to be attended by one adult with each child, begins April 4, with classes each Thursday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street in Freeport. Topics to be covered include:

• Portions and servings
• Making good choices when dining out
• Snacking
• Importance of physical activity
• Family involvement in healthy behaviors
• Building self-esteem and confidence
• Knowing the difference between eating when you’re hungry vs. other reasons

The cost of the program, including all class sessions for each adult-and-child pair and healthy snacks, is $125. Kids in the class earn “Nutribucks” that can be redeemed for prizes, and those who complete the class will also receive a free trial membership from the YMCA of Northwest Illinois at Highland Community College in Freeport.
For more information or to register, call toll-free 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 949. Financial assistance for class tuition may be available – call the registration number for more information. Please register by Friday, March 29, as class size is limited.


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