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10TV Commit to Be Fit

Stay educated about fitness and staying healthy with local events and stories of interest.
10tv.com/commit-be-fit

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Growing Healthy Kids (GHK)

Works with Columbus area childcare centers and partners to prevent childhood overweight and obesity by improving food and physical activity for children from birth to 5 years old. Their website also has free information about ways to stay active, healthy beverages, healthy food and more that are age appropriate for children from birth to kindergarten.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-1224 or (614) 645-0261
columbus.gov/publichealth/programs/Growing-Healthy-Kids-Home-Page

Community Parks & Recreation Programs in Your Neighborhood

Columbus has parks and recreation centers throughout the city and surrounding areas. They provide a variety of programs, camps and classes for children, teens and adults. Click below to find local programs in your neighborhood.

Eat Right

Provides nutrition and healthy eating tips, recipes, articles and more from registered dietitians. Eat Right is created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
eatright.org
Eat Right Kids: eatright.org/for-kids

Get Active Columbus

The website provides free and low cost opportunities for families to live an active lifestyle.
columbus.gov/get-active

Good4Growth Parent Resource Page

Offers online toolkits to educate the community on the issues of obesity and other negative health outcomes, by offering offering ways to support a healthy diet, creative play, and a creative environment for children’s development and growth. They have many practical tips on nutrition and staying healthy and active.
ohioaap.org/parent-resource-page

Healthier With Science!

This website promotes better health outcomes through a healthy lifestyle, and provides a free nutrition and weight management course as well as a general exercise course.
healthierwithscience.com

Kids Health

This website offers a broad range of information on many topics for parents:

kidshealth.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Healthy Weight & Nutrition

Offers families a comprehensive approach to prevention and treatment of overweight children ages 2 and older. Their website has helpful information and resources for families and providers on research studies, gastric bypass surgery, nutrition articles and more.

  • Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 722-2000
  • Hilliard Close To Home Center
    4363 All Seasons Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 355-5900
  • Westerville Close To Home Center
    433 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43082
    (614) 355-8300
  • Westerville Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
    584 County Line Road West, Westerville, Ohio 43082
    (614) 355-6000

(614) 722-4824
nationwidechildrens.org/center-for-healthy-weight-nutrition

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) New U: Weight Management Program

Offers three medical weight loss programs for children and adolescents who struggle with being overweight. Contact the Center for Healthy Weight & Nutrition for more information about the cost and insurance coverage.

  • Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, OH 43215
    (614) 722-4824
  • Hilliard Close To Home Center
    4363 All Seasons Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
    (614) 355-5900
  • Westerville Close To Home Center
    433 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, Ohio 43082
    (614) 355-8300
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
    584 County Line Road West, Westerville, Ohio 43082
    (614) 355-6000

(614) 722-4824
nationwidechildrens.org/medical-weight-management-program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Play Strong: Physical Activity Program

A medically-supervised, wellness program that teaches children who have health problems ways to practice healthy habits at home by using play and fitness plans designed just for them. Children are referred to this program by their healthcare provider and the cost is billed to their medical insurance.

  • Livingston Ambulatory Center
    380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Westerville Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
    584 County Line Road West, Westerville, Ohio 43082
  • Dublin Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
    5680 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017

(614) 355-6036
nationwidechildrens.org/Play-Strong

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension

Works with families and children, farmers and business owners, community leaders and elected officials to build better lives, better businesses and better communities in Ohio. Many programs fall into four categories, including;

2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6181
Franklin County Office: franklin.osu.edu/home
extension.osu.edu

We Can!

Provides resources and information for parents and kids ages 8 to 13 on healthy eating, play and physical activity, and screen time.
nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan

YMCA of Central Ohio

Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Their programs, services and initiatives are for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, child care, camps, juvenile justice, housing, programming for infants and children with special needs (ECRN+), loanable adaptive equipment, and more. In their YMCA Stable Families coordinated service program, families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help in increasing household income, obtaining/maintaining safe and stable housing, and increasing the academic achievement of school-aged children. Visit the website or contact a YMCA center for additional information.
YMCA Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 389-4409
YMCA Stable Families: (614) 636-3208
ymcacolumbus.org
YMCA Stable Families: ymcacolumbus.org/stable-form
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations


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