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 8 weeks at the Ingalls Wellness Center,
located inside the Flossmoor Family Care Center 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.