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Childhood Obesity Resources

Healthy Weight Program of CHOP

The Healthy Weight Clinic is a clinic for children ages 2 – 18 who are overweight or obese. Our goal is to provide a complete assessment of obesity-related illnesses; help organize care with medical specialists; and provide weight management using a family-based approach. Call 267-426-2782 for info.

Healthy Kids and Teens weight Mgt Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

The St. Christopher’s Healthy Kids and Teens Weight Program offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and community-based approach to helping children and adolescents struggling with weight issues and medical problems related to excess weight. Call 215-427-4886 for info/appointment.

Healthy Weight Tool Kits

Tool Kits to keep families healthy. From the Healthy Weight program at CHOP. See link below.

Choose my plate healthy lifestyle site

Go to for several resources for healthy living

PreScribe Outside

Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your health – mind, body, and spirit. All around the world, doctors have begun prescribing time in nature to help patients lead healthier, happier lives. Prescribe Outside, Philadelphia’s nature prescription program, is a partnership between Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Awbury Arboretum, Let’s Go Outdoors, and the US Forest Service. The goal of the program is to provide physicians and families with tools to improve the health and wellness of Philadelphia children by helping them locate and use safe, accessible, and convenient public green space and discover the benefits of time spent in nature.   Contact us at

Philly Powered

Philly Powered is a part of Get Healthy Philly is designed to promote everyday physical activity particularly among adult men and women who are seeking to live healthier lives.

We Can!

A national resource for parents and kids to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Go to link below.

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site

Great site from the AAP for families, providers, and the community.

Health Partners/YMCA Partnership/Weight Watchers

Free YMCA membership and other fitness centers for HP members under 18 years old. See attached.
Click here for info


YMCA FREE 7th Grade Gym Memberships

Registration for our 7th Grade Initiative program is easy. Students simply need to bring proof of 7th Grade status (a roster or report card), along with a parent or guardian to any of our locations. Click here for info

Keystone First Gym Memberships

Keystone First members 12 years and older may join one of many participating community gyms. You pay $25.00 for your first 18 visits within 90 days. Then, Keystone First pays the rest of your annual membership. for info.


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