e.n.e.r.g.y.sm is a pediatric weight management program inaugurated in October 2005 by QueensCare Health Centers with Dr. Jason Lue as the physician champion. The clinic-based program is a family centered model that is interactive, upbeat and fun for everyone. A team of highly-trained community health workers provide a family-centered, culturally-sensitive, and age-appropriate approach to the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in 2 to 17 year olds. e.n.e.r.g.y.sm supports and educates not only the target child but the whole family.
How it Works
The e.n.e.r.g.y.sm program utilizes evidence-based primary prevention and treatment methodologies that are customized to meet you and your family’s needs. Components of the e.n.e.r.g.y.sm program include identification and assessment, nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification strategies that empower families with the knowledge and confidence to strive for a healthier lifestyle. Community health workers offer guided support to assist you and your family with interventions that increase healthy eating and physical activity habits along with encouragement and realistic suggestions on ways to strengthen support for your child’s healthy weight. Self-management interventions are practical and reality-based enabling you and your family to be the catalyst for change in your community.
The didactic curriculum, given through eight two-hour weekly sessions, is highly interactive, providing valuable hands on instruction. It requires that the children and their guardians/caretakers attend each session together. Every session incorporates thirty minutes of fun, family-focused exercises and elicits the active participation of parent and child to the best of their abilities.
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