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TEENS Program for Overweight Young People is Completely Virtual

Are you concerned about your teenager’s weight? Is it time to take a proactive step to help your child feel more confident?

TEENS is a 4-month virtual family-based weight management program at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for overweight teens ages twelve to sixteen.

The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and offered by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. TEENS includes weekly, virtual interactive group classes for teens and parents that cover topics including healthy eating, physical activity, and goal-setting. Teens also participate in live, online exercise sessions led by personal trainers to improve their physical fitness

The program is enrolling teens ages twelve to sixteen with a body mass index (BMI) above the eighty-fifth percentile plus a parent/guardian with a BMI above 25 kg/m2.

Both parents and teens must be able to participate in interactive group sessions, safely perform standard exercise activities, must live within a 30-mile radius of the program site at 2303 N. Parham Rd., Henrico, VA, and must not have a medical condition the impacts their weight (including pregnancy).

Parents are required to obtain medical clearance from their health care provider.  For more information and to see if you and your teen are eligible go to TEENS.

Hear what a past TEENS family has to say about this program in an interview with Focus Richmond here.

For answers to frequently asked questions and and details about the program, go here. 
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