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Program focuses on healthy weight for children

Fun Run for Kids July 18 to benefit Healthy Weight program
Fun Run for Kids July 18 to benefit Healthy Weight program
University Hospitals

The number of overweight children has doubled in the last three decades. But early treatment of an overweight child can improve their well-being and prevent disease.

Fortunately for those living in the Cleveland area, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital has developed the Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight program to reach out to children and families struggling with weight issues. The goal is to teach healthy habits as early as possible as change becomes more difficult as children grow older. The program offers support and tools to get kids on the right path.

The Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight team of specialists works with the child's family to tailor a program for their unique needs. The team consists of physicians, psychologists and experts in dietetics, exercise physiology and nursing. Enrollment is open to children ages 4-18 who are greater than or equal to 85th percentile for Body Mass Index. For more information, call (216) 844-1966 or visit

Fun Run for Kids

On Sunday, July 18th the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital will sponsor its first 5K and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight program. To register, go to