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Healthy You for Life

(757) 668-7957

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

Our Healthy You for Life program, developed in 2001, helps 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.

In our program, parents and children work together, focusing on all aspects of weight management, including:

  • Diet and food planning
  • Physical activity
  • Emotional support

The program involves medical clinic visits with year-long follow-up.

Healthy You for Life Clinic

Our clinic sees children who:

  • Are age 3 through 18
  • Have a BMI of 85 percent or higher
  • Have a referral from their physician

The program features:

  • One-on-one consultations with a physician or nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and a licensed clinical therapist
  • Individual weight management goals and plans
  • Year-long follow-up with clinic visits
  • Counseling sessions with licensed counselor for those children requiring more intensive therapy

Questions? Contact us at (757) 668-7957. 

    Group Fitness Classes

    We offer group fitness classes for children ages 8 to 18 who 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.

    Our group fitness classes are offered at:

    For information and times of classes, call (757) 668-6654.

    Healthy You for Life Program Locations
    (757) 668-7957

    Family Fitness Tips

    Meet the Team

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


    Our fax number: (757) 668-7809