Also known as: Pediatric weight management
Fall 2013 Healthy 'n Fit classes are offered in Portland and Newberg:
Join us on Thursdays, September 12 through November 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. for our fall Healthy 'n Fit program in Portland. Classes will be held at Providence Child Center, located at 830 NE 47th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213. For questions and registration details, please contact Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children at 503-215-2509.
Join us on Wednesdays, September 11 through November 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. for our fall Healthy 'n Fit program in Newberg. Classes will be held at Providence Medical Group - Newberg, located on the campus of Providence Newberg Medical Center at 1003 Providence Drive, Newberg, OR 97132. For questions and registration details, 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. The provider will also order lab work to measure your child’s blood sugar and cholesterol levels. After we receive this referral, we will contact you to schedule an appointment and register your child with Healthy 'n Fit.
The 2013 registration fee for the 10-week session is $250, plus the cost of the required nutrition assessment and lab work. 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.
In class, registered dieticians and fitness specialists teach kids - together with their parents - about food, weight, exercise and body issues. Classes 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:
For more information on Healthy 'n Fit, call us at 503-215-2509 or email.
This reference guide clarifies information needed by PNCC to schedule patients using a paper/fax or electronic referral process.
Q: “My 11-year-old son is very active and eats healthy foods, but is still heavy. Will he grow out of the fat, or is there something we can or should do now? Kids tease him, and he’s very sensitive about being heavier than his friends.”
Answer provided by Connie Warner, M.S., R.D., pediatric dietitian, Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children:
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