Health Zone and The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis have teamed up to offer a unique program for overweight and obese children and teens aged 7-15. The program, called ShapeDown, is a family-based pediatric weight management and wellness program that teaches healthy lifestyle behaviors, including eating and activity habits.
ShapeDown classes are 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at Health Zone. Upcoming classes include:
- Early Fall 2014: September 8 to October 15
- Late Fall 2014: November 3 to December 15
Class will not meet on Wednesday, November 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Winter 2015: January 12 to February 25
Class will not meet on the following Mondays:
- January 19 - Martin Luther King Day
- February 16 - Presidents Day
- Early Spring 2015: March 23 to April 29
- Late Spring 2015: May 11 to June 22
class will not meet on Monday, May 25 due to the Memorial Day holiday.
- Summer 2015: July 6 to August 12
Enroll Your Child in ShapeDown
ShapeDown is open to members and non-members of Health Zone. Please contact Lauren Bradley via email
or by calling 918-494-8214
Learn More About ShapeDown
ShapeDown features age appropriate fun and interactive sessions focused on nutrition, behavior modification and physical activity. The program is led by a team of specialists experienced in providing physical activity and nutrition education aimed at children and teens. The team includes a program coordinator, exercise specialists, pediatric dietitians and a behavior modification specialist. A physician referral
may be necessary.
ShapeDown is made up of 12 sessions with families participating in two sessions per week. Each session consists of 60 minutes of physical activity and 30 minutes of nutrition education. Parent sessions are held while the children participate in physical activity and these sessions are led by a dietitian or a behavior modification specialist.
Families learn about healthy lifestyle behaviors and set goals for change in the areas of nutrition, screen time and physical activity. In addition, nutrition topics include healthy eating using MyPlate
, portion sizes, meal planning, dining out and grocery shopping using information on nutrition labels.
Class size is limited to 25 children to facilitate staff to client interaction and support. Individualized lifestyle screening, fitness and nutrition assessments are conducted at the beginning and the end of each session.
TRACS! (Tracking, Reinforcing and Continuing Success) is the maintenance phase of the ShapeDown program and is offered on an ongoing monthly basis for families that have completed the initial phase of the program. ShapeDown graduates are expected to attend TRACS! for a minimum of three to six months after completion of ShapeDown to facilitate maintenance of lifestyle modifications.