SlimGenics celebrated our 10-year anniversary and the proclamation of SlimGenics Childhood Obesity Awareness Day by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in February. Now, we have a new reason to raise a glass of Thermo-Boost®—the launch of NObesity! This new movement is aimed at stopping the growing childhood obesity epidemic, giving every young person a chance at the healthy life they deserve.
The statistics are shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 12.5 million young people in this country are obese. Childhood obesity rates have more than tripled in the last 10 years. Obese youth are more likely to develop serious health complications such as high cholesterol and pre-diabetes. They also suffer from emotional issues including poor self-esteem, which affects every aspect of their lives.
Through its Youth Program, SlimGenics has been combating childhood obesity since 2003. It has helped hundreds of young people achieve a healthy weight by teaching them how to make smarter eating choices so they can live longer, fuller lives. The Youth Program is not a diet or restrictive eating plan, and it’s not based on pre-packaged meals or a point system. The goal of the program is to educate kids about nutritious foods rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains, while completely changing their eating habits and the way they think about food. Each young person has professional Counselors who provide one-on-one support as much as needed to help the kids stay on track and encouraged throughout their journey to a healthy weight.
We believe the next generation deserves to have the same or better life expectancy and quality of life that our generation and previous generations have experienced. With the current state of health in the U.S., that is being threatened. The answer is clear: sound nutrition that is Good for You and Good for Life™. As proof of our dedication to fighting childhood obesity, we are offering Youth Programs FREE to young people ages 10-17 in the month of March!
The 90-day healthy eating program will allow young people to make the changes necessary for a healthy future. Parents can schedule appointments here or bring their youth to any SlimGenics Center during the month of March on Wednesdays at 5 or 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 12 or 1 p.m. for a special enrollment session. We will also offer parents $100 off the adult program if they want to join as well. Upon enrollment, youth will receive a special Choose Health Kit, featuring a selection of Thermo-Snacks® to help them along their weight loss journey.
This special offer is the kickoff to our year-long movement. Join us in helping our youth get healthy by saying “yes” to NObesity! Learn more here