YMCA of MEWSA to offer ‘Healthy Weight and Your Child’ sessions

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) launched a new program, “Healthy Weight & Your Child,” an evidence-based program for children carrying excess weight.

Based on a grant from Y-USA, this program is offered at no charge and includes 25 sessions delivered over four months. The program empowers 7-13-year-olds with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. A parent/caregiver must attend all sessions. One adult YMCA membership is also included with the program.

Other qualifications to participate in the program include receiving clearance from a healthcare provider or school nurse to participate in physical activity.

The program is slated to begin in mid-October and will consist of two hour-and-a-half sessions per week. The sessions will include 45 minutes of workshops, nutritional education and/or guest speakers, followed by 45 minutes of physical activity.

For more information, contact Hannah Thomas at 732-548-2044, ext. 2219 or at hannah.thomas@ymcaofmewsa.org.