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Healthy You for Life

(757) 668-7035

CHKD’s Healthy You for Life is a comprehensive program designed to help children gain control of their weight to improve their health.

Our Healthy You for Life program was developed in 2001 to help overweight children avoid the medical complications associated with childhood obesity.

Children who weigh more than they should risk serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Self-esteem and body image can also suffer. CHKD's Healthy You for Life program can help.

Parents and children will work together focusing on all aspects of weight management, including diet and food planning, physical activity and emotional support.

The program involves both medical clinic visits with yearlong follow-up and health classes.

Healthy You for Life Clinic & Lifestyle Classes

Our Healthy You for Life clinic is open to children aged 3 years old and up who have a BMI of 85 percent or higher. With a physician's referral, your child can participate in our Healthy You program. This program features:

  • One-on-one consultations with a physician or nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, exercise specialist, licensed clinical therapist and a registered nurse.
  • Individual weight management goals and plans.
  • Yearlong follow-up with clinic visits.
  • Various health and wellness topics offered throughout the year. Classes are FREE and open to everyone. Register for classes here.
  • Counseling sessions with licensed counselor for those children requiring more intensive therapy

For your first clinic appointment, your child will meet with one of our providers. Please be sure to dress comfortably and bring a healthy drink and snack. Subsequent appointments are with the registered dietitian, exercise specialist and behavioral specialist.

Clinic Schedule 

Patients are seen Monday through Thursday at our health center locations in Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Suffolk

If you have any questions, please contact us at (757) 668-7035, or fax (757) 668-7809. 

    Group Fitness Classes

    For children ages 8 to 18, group fitness classes are for those who are overweight and have a body index mass (BMI) over 85 percent.

    Cost: $35 for a 16-class pass, $55 for a 32-class pass
    View the class calendar and register here.

    Locations and Times

    CHKD Health Center at Butler Farm
    Sports Medicine Gym 
    421 Butler Farm Road 
    Hampton, VA 23666 
    Mondays 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Wednesdays 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    Contact: Tori Faulkner, (757) 668-4516 or email Victoria.Faulkner@chkd.org

    CHKD Health Center at Landstown
    Sports Medicine Gym, Second Floor
    1924 Landstown Centre Way
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    Contact: Daniel Diaz, (757) 668-4923 or email Daniel.Diaz@chkd.org.

    CHKD Health Center at Loehmann's Plaza
    Sports Medicine Gym, First Floor
    3960 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    Contact: Kendall Vaughan, (757) 668-6644 or email Kendall.Vaughan@chkd.org

    CHKD Health Center at Oakbrooke
    Sports Medicine Gym, Second Floor 
    500 Discovery Drive 
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    Contact: Roe DeLutis, (757) 668-2386 or email Rosanna.DeLutis@chkd.org

      Insurance Information

      The clinic assessment with the program team will be billed to your insurance company. You are responsible for the co-pay.

      Psychotherapy group participation, as well as family and/or individual therapy sessions are an added charge and may be covered by insurance. Visits to the registered dietitian and physical therapist may also be covered by insurance.

      For more information about our Healthy You for Life program, contact Jessica Estey at (757) 668-7860 or email her at Jessica.Estey@chkd.org.

      Healthy You for Life Program Locations
      (757) 668-7035

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      Meet the Team

      • Michelle Henning, DO, Program Medical Director
      • Babs Benson, RN, Program Manager 
      • Elizabeth Kerr, Nurse Practitioner
      • Jessica Estey, Healthy You Coordinator 
      • Trisha Belford-Cohen, LCSW 
      • Bryony Kean, Registered Dietician
      • Lynn Kistler, MS, Registered Dietician
      • Grace Delacruz, Medical Assistant 
      • Kerri M. Somers, Exercise Physiologist
      • Regina Burkard, Administrative Support