Weight Loss Program for Area Kids Being Offered

(Lake Charles, Louisiana)—Many Lake Area children who are overweight or obese are at risk for obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.  Obesity also impacts many systems of the body including the cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal systems, as well as orthopedics.

Kid Power of Southwest Louisiana is an 8-week healthy nutrition and physical activity weight loss program uniquely designed for area children, ages 6 to 14.  The program will take place this summer, June 4 through July 30.  Throughout this 8-week period participants will be offered an array of physical fitness activity choices and healthy eating education seminars.  Those achieving weekly weight goals will be rewarded with great prizes!

To qualify for the program participants must be overweight and must go through a one-time health screening process which will include a height and weight check and health history questionnaire.  The Kid Power health screening sessions are scheduled for  April 25, May 2 and May 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Calcasieu Community Clinic, located at 550 East Sale Road.   Cost of the program is $10 cash per child per household and $5 cash for each additional sibling.  Payment is required at the time of the screening – cash only. 

For more information, or to register for any of the upcoming Kid Power health screening sessions, please call Kid Power of SWLA at (337) 478-3780.