Family Weight Loss
Directed by the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes, this family weight loss management program for 9-18 year olds focuses on getting them to move more and eat less. Children attend classes, as well as the person the child lives with or is responsible for them. Some sessions involve physical activity, while other sessions focus on discussions between the children, the responsible adult, and a Hurley pediatric psychologist or dietitian.
Adults and children supporting each other for a common goal
Each adult-child pair chooses a weight-loss goal so they can support each other. The adults and children are measured before, midway, and after the program. Our first two programs were very successful, with all the adult-child pairs losing weight and inches!
Using the Academy of Pediatrics’ system of 5-2-1-0, we convey the message that every day, children should: eat 5 fruits & vegetables, have 2 hours or less of screen time, have 1 hour of physical activity, and drink 0 sugar-sweetened drinks. We promote 5-2-1-0 at every event we attend, with the aim of helping children learn how to eat nutritional foods, be more active, and lead healthier lives.
Exercise and nutrition programs
Exercise, nutrition, and weight loss go hand in hand. As well as our Family Weight Loss program, Hurley also offers exercise programs to improve your child's physical fitness and nutrition services to improve your child's overall nutritional health.
Hurley Center for Health Outcomes
The mission of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is to improve the quality of life, health and health status of the communities served by Hurley Medical Center. By partnering with local groups, foundations, schools, and organizations, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is making great strides in helping people of all ages control diabetes, lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, and live healthier lifestyles. For a complete listing of all of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes health-related and weight loss programs, click here or call (810) 262-2310.
Hurley Health and Fitness Center
The area’s only medically-based health and fitness facility, Hurley Health and Fitness Center offers advanced exercise technology, an experienced team of fitness professionals, and most importantly, access to specialists from Hurley’s full range of medical practices. To help your child get in shape and lose weight, weekly group exercise classes are available, as well as one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer. The Olympic-size pool is also an excellent way for your child to tone and strengthen his/her body as well as lose weight. For more information, call (810) 262-2200 or click here.