PLAN with Families is a 2-year family-based program that encourages healthy eating habits and promotes healthy lifestyle changes. The goal of the program is for families to learn ways to become healthier and stay healthy.
In this program, one child between the ages of 6 and 12 years old and one parent must participate. Both family members must be overweight/obese. Interested families will be asked to complete questionnaires, short computer tasks, and have their height and weight measured 5 times over the 2-years. Any other household members are welcome to participate in the program, but it is not required. Families have the opportunity to earn up to $175 over the 2-year period.
All of the program meetings will be held at the participating child’s pediatric practice. Families will learn about healthy eating and physical activity. Some families will work directly with their own pediatrician and some families will work with a personal PLAN coach.