Healthy 'n Fit pediatric weight management
Also known as:
Pediatric weight management
Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children offers Healthy ‘n Fit, a pediatric weight management program for kids 8 to 15 years old who are overweight or obese. Healthy ‘n Fit is a 10-week class that teaches families how to develop healthy lifestyle habits that can be sustained over time. Classes meet once a week for 90 minutes. Each class includes 40 minutes of exercise, followed by an interactive presentation on a variety of nutrition topics. For details call: 503-215-2509.
Spring 2014 Healthy 'n Fit class
Dates and Location
Join us on Tuesdays, April 1 through June 3, from 6-7:30 p.m. for our Spring Healthy 'n Fit program in Portland. Classes will be held at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, located at 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225. For questions and registration information, please contact Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children at 503-215-2509.
A physician or health care provider must refer your child to Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children for an evaluation with a pediatric dietitian prior to participation in the Healthy 'n Fit program. After we receive this referral, we will contact you to schedule an appointment and register your child with Healthy 'n Fit.
The registration fee for the 10-week session is $250, plus the cost of the required nutrition assessment. Some insurance plans cover part of these costs. For Providence Health Plan (PHP) members, PHP pays $125 of the registration fee. Please contact your child’s insurance company to see what your coverage includes. Scholarships may be available on a limited basis, please call 503-215-2509 for details.
In class, pediatric dieticians and fitness specialists teach kids – together with their parents – about food, weight, exercise and body issues. During this 10-week program, participants meet once a week for 90 minutes. Each class includes 40 minutes of group exercise. Children and parents are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes.
After exercising, everyone participates in the highly interactive class with our dietician. Discussion topics include:
- Portion distortion
- Emotional Eating
- How to eat more fruits and vegetables
- How to get more physical activity
- How to make healthy food choices at restaurants, at school and with family and friends
For more information on Healthy 'n Fit, call us at 503-215-2509 or email
Individual Nutrition Counseling
Families may choose to receive nutrition counseling in a private session instead of, or in addition to, the Healthy n Fit classes. During these sessions, our dietician will design a healthy weight program that follows the principals of the Healthy n Fit curriculum. Insurance coverage for nutrition counseling varies greatly, please contact your insurance provider for details. For more information about pediatric nutrition services at Providence, see our website.