The FitforKids’ Program is a community based multicomponent lifestyle intervention aimed at increasing the overall health of the family as well as reducing BMI and body fat with the childen.
The FitforKids program consists of five elements: Nutritional advice, Physical training for both children and parents, Coaching, Motivational program and Social Events and small gifts for the children.
FitforKids is completely free for the families!
Nutritional guidance at home:
We offer nutritional advice to all FitforKids’ families. We come home to you and we talk about what we can do to get a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Training for children and parents:
FitforKids have two training sessions per week: One hour training for children only on a weekday afternoon; and one hour and a half training session including weighing Saturdays, where parents are requried to participate and where siblings are welcome.
Usually all trainings take place in the local school gym-hall or in a local fitness center.
We also aid parents, who think that it is hard to motivate their children to exercise and to cut down the size of proportion and candy. We have seminars, books, sms-service and a hotline, if you as a parent have questions or need for help. We also do individual coaching after agreement.
FitforKids is a Childhood Obesity Intervention; we are a service to children and their families, who want to be stronger, healthier and happier for life. Thru workshops, emails, text weekly text messages and our books and hand-outs we work dedicated to give the children a positive vision of themselves, their life and possibilities.
As part of the FitforKids program we arrange excursions, visits to parks or jogging, or we may invite our FitforKids families to a seminar or a cozy afternoon visit to a FitforKids team in another city. This is an important part of the program as many of the FitforKids Children feel lonely, may be subject to bullying and sometimes feel stigmatized.
Sign up to a team can be done through the local health care or directly through the association.
All though most children on FitforKids program are obese or overweight it is not required that the children are overweight; FitforKids is also for children that are inactive.
We also welcome children with ADHD, Aspergers, Downs or other diagnosys.