SHAPEDOWN Program for Children and Teens

The Pediatric Specialty Center is pleased to offer SHAPEDOWN, the nation's leading weight management program for children, teens and their families. This 10-week course promotes changes in exercise, food habits, self-esteem and weight. It is not a "diet or exercise" program but a program that puts young people in charge of their own weight management.

SHAPEDOWN's group program includes an intensive 10-week schedule with meetings of

about 2 hours to give families basic SHAPEDOWN training. Children and teens enjoy the SHAPEDOWN groups as a chance to be with other kids who share a common challenge. Parents receive support from other parents as they observe their child or teen's progress. Working on weekly lessons at home also provides an opportunity to reinforce classroom

learning. In SHAPEDOWN, the whole family changes so parents often see weight loss and improvements in their own diets and activity levels.

Classes meet on Thursday nights from 5:45 to 8:00 pm. The cost is $150.

To find out when the next 10-week session begins, please call Leslie Killeen, MS, RD, CDE, or Judy Epstein, LSW, at 973-322-6900.

Pediatric Specialty Center

375 Mount Pleasant Ave.

Suite 105

West Orange, NJ 07052

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