Children who are overweight are at risk for many serious health problems, such as asthma, type 2 diabetes and trouble sleeping. To help combat this growing problem, Geisinger’s clinical nutrition department now offers monthly weight management classes for children age 8 to 10 and their parents at Geisinger–Kistler Clinic, 175 South Wilkes-Barre Blvd. The classes will begin at 4:15 p. m. on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 20.
By attending Geisinger’s Pediatric Weight Management Classes, young children and their parents will learn how to maintain a healthy weight through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
The classes are facilitated by Kristen Mannix, R. D., L. D. N., who specializes in pediatric nutrition.
Classes require a referral from the child’s doctor, and cost is dependent on the child’s insurance coverage.
For more information about joining a class, call 570-829-2621.