Are you concerned about your child’s health, nutrition or weight? Does your family need some education about making healthy food choices? Ingalls’ KidFit
Camp can help.
Combining the efforts of a fitness expert, dietitian and psychologist, KidFit Camp is a unique, interactive weight management program designed to help nine-
to 12-year-old children and their parents establish safe, healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits. The program focuses on changing behaviors and building
self-esteem, with an emphasis on achieving gradual weight loss and maintenance to ensure proper growth and development.
During the informative sessions, kids and parents learn about healthy portion sizes, fats, sugars, calories and other terms that help them understand food
labels. KidFit Camp also demonstrates ways to add activity to the day. For exercise, a personal fitness trainer suggests fun, easy exercise programs like
adventure walks, team sports and independent play. Kids learn the fundamentals of physical fitness like muscle action, breathing techniques and proper form
and how to set personal goals.
KidFit Camp also helps families become more realistic about a child's weight, growth and development, and understand the role of exercise and fitness in
achieving a healthy weight.
KidFit Camp is offered periodically throughout the calendar year. Classes meet weekly for 12 weeks at the Ingalls Wellness Center, located in Flossmoor.
A physician referral is required before enrolling, and at least one parent must attend every session. This weight management program is covered by Ingalls
Provider Group HMO insurances.
For more information or to register, call 708.915.8850.