Weight Management Program

Weight Management Program

Get Up & Go

Evidence-based weight management program for children builds healthy habits to last a lifetime

As you consult with your child’s pediatrician, you may find that high weight is putting your child at risk for serious health problems or conditions. Get Up & Go by Children’s Health℠ offers the support and education to assist you and your child in making lasting lifestyle changes.

Designed by physicians and dietitians, our free 10-week Weight Management Program takes a team approach to achieving a healthy weight, encouraging both children and their families to attend and learn together. Data suggests that this type of program can make a significant impact in sustaining a healthy lifestyle. More than 70% of graduates show improvement in their stamina and eating habits.

Focusing on the family 

Change is never easy. That’s why the Weight Management Program gives your entire family helpful resources to assist in the shift toward a healthy lifestyle. We welcome children, parents and siblings to learn about the importance of nutrition and regular physical activity with fun, engaging and interesting lessons.  

Classes focus on the importance of healthy food choices and fun physical activities. Each week, families will set goals with their program leader.

Our program schedule includes:

  • Orientation: Welcome & Overview of the Program
  • Class 1: Healthy Lifestyle Goal Setting
  • Class 2: Healthy Eating Basics
  • Class 3: Division of Responsibility
  • Class 4: Nutrition 101
  • Class 5: Meal Time
  • Class 6: Marketing, Media and Fast Food
  • Class 7: Grocery Store Tour
  • Class 8: Bullying Prevention
  • Class 9: Graduation and Maintenance

Convenient classes in your community

Our long-standing partnership with the YMCA of Dallas brings our Weight Management Program to convenient locations across the region. This allows you to fit classes into your family’s busy schedule – and makes it easier to make healthy changes happen.

Get started on your family’s journey to healthy habits

A referral from your child’s health care provider is required to participate in our Weight Management Program. The program is for children ages 6-14 who have a high body weight with a BMI over the 85th percentile. Ask your child’s provider to complete a referral form and fax it to 214-456-0194.  Classes are offered in English and Spanish and are offered virtually.