Parents can lead the way to good health

For most families, it’s difficult to change daily routines and lifestyle habits to be healthier. NEW Kids at the Y teaches parents how to stick with lifestyle changes and improve the health of all family members. Starting and sticking with a program long enough to affect change is much more likely when you get quality information and motivational support.

The program empowers families to become healthier by teaching them to:

  • Become smart grocery shoppers.
  • Adjust serving sizes.
  • Choose healthier snacks and beverages.
  • Increase activity and play time.

Kids look to their parents to be role models in all aspects of life. When parents make good decisions and take steps to improve their health, it’s a great example for their children.

NEW Kids at the Y is a great partnership between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. The program is offered at the following YMCA centers:

South Shore YMCA: Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
West Suburban YMCA: Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Northside YMCA: Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tri-County YMCA: Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA: Mondays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information about enrolling in the NEW Kids at the Y Program, contact Stephanie Navarre at (414) 274-0832.

~ Erin Ruenger, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee