One in three American children is overweight. It's a health concern we want to help address. The goal of our free Health Matters for Families program is to provide wellness care for children -- and their families -- who are identified as being at-risk for childhood obesity.
We use motivational interviewing -- a counseling and communication technique -- to strengthen motivation and commitment to change. Families are guided to establish self-identified goals and to choose behavioral, dietary and physical exercise options to begin with support through regularly scheduled appointments with our community educators.
Incremental successes encourage families to make the lifestyle changes required to improve their health.
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