Are you working on getting to a healthier weight?
The Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, in collaboration with the Texas Child Study Center, has a group program for teens and their families.
How can I join TEEN group?
Requirements for group:
- Be a teen, (age 13 to 18) with a parent or guardian who can attend meetings with you
- All referrals for the group must come from either your ACES physician, if you are a patient of the ACES program, or your primary care provider (PCP)
- Classified as needing to get to a healthier weight by your doctor or health care provider
- Have the desire to learn more about how to make positive changes
What can I learn in this group?
The TEEN group focuses on two areas:
Cooking and Nutrition: Learn to follow a recipe, plan a healthy menu, read labels and go shopping for healthy meals. Families get hands-on practice by cooking their own dinner at each meeting.
Social-Emotional Skill Building: Learn to improve health behaviors by managing emotions, improving relationships, improving self-image and engaging all family members in a healthier lifestyle.
The TEEN group is open to all interested and eligible teens in the Austin area, with a referral from your physician.