Get healthy as a family,
Do you want a healthier lifestyle for your family?
Do you want quick & healthy meal ideas that your kids will love?
Did your family gain excess weight during the pandemic?
Are your kids addicted to video games?
Are your kids bullied or teased?
Are your kids anxious or stressed?
You will love the program, because...
We make eating healthy fun for even the pickiest eaters.
Get your individual nutrition assessment and design weekly meal plans.
Your kids will strengthen their mental health.
Resilient kids, with improved self-esteem and body image, thrive.
You will move more and sit less as a family.
Reduce screen time! Sometimes it will be your kids encouraging you to get outside!
You will cook together with kid-friendly step-by-step recipes
Connect with other families in our KidShape Community to share favorite healthy recipes and much more.
Have fun with the KidShape Scavenger Hunt
Plus, you can challenge each other with the KidShape Bingo each week.
KIDSHAPE HELPS FAMILIES THRIVE!
Build Mental Strength
KidShape Wellness gives your child the tools to become resilient.
- Understanding feelings and emotions
- Practicing mindfulness
- Managing stress & anxiety
- Improving self-esteem & body image
Create Healthier Eating Habits
Families practice research-backed and kid-tested tools to help the whole family eat healthier.
- Finding tasty ways to eat more fruits & vegetables
- Eating intuitively
- Choosing healthy snacks & drinks
- Eating healthy away from home
Cook together with step-by-step kid-friendly recipes
KidShape workshops make eating healthy fun and tasty for even the pickiest eaters.
- Creating a healthy meal plan
- Enjoying more plant-based meals
- Preparing healthy recipes that taste good
- Cleaning out your kitchen with label reading and healthy food shopping
Move more, sit less
We encourage families to move 60 minutes a day. Grab your bike, take a hike, or have a home dance party!
- Have fun while moving more
- Reduce screen time and address screen addiction
- Find creative ways to get the entire family physically active
- Discover home workouts that can be done anywhere anytime
Set goals, build a healthier family
Each workshop ends with goal setting - an important step in creating changes that become part of daily life.
- Better communication as a family
- The whole family working together to get healthy
- More family meals together
- More family physical activity
A KidShape research study showed lifestyle changes resulted in 87% of the children who were overweight or obese lost weight and 80% of those children maintained that weight two years after the program.
What Parents Say
"This program is awesome, and my daughter loved it. It's interactive, which is great; the kids had fun talking to the teachers and the other kids. The teachers are amazing and so knowledgeable. They have a great way of teaching mindfulness in a fun way that kids can understand. I recommend KidShape 100%."
Shani T, mom of an 8 year old girl
"I have two nine-year-old energetic boys. One has little control over his eating, especially during the pandemic; the other has little control over decision making. They really enjoyed Dr Beth and found her funny. I noticed that over the last few days, Leo has employed some of the strategies and has eaten slower and less, and his brother has made better choices. One of the best things you can give a kid is good eating habits so check out the program."
Lori M, mom of 8 year old and 12 year old boys
"My sons had a fun experience talking about being mindful in life as well as food choices. They also enjoyed dancing around the living room with cans of tomato sauce in their hands being silly while being active too. The teachers do a great job with this program and we look forward to the next session!"
Mark R, dad of 9 year old and 12 year old boys
KidShape Wellness is designed by a team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Health Psychologists. We are a team of four, we have been friends for the past 25 years. We are licensed professionals and practice daily what we teach:
We love to eat healthy, be active, and practice mindfulness.
Beth Braun, PHD
Dr. Beth Braun is a health psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine, diabetes management, nutrition, and eating disorders for over 25 years. In her private practice Dr. Braun works nationwide with adults and children dealing with chronic health issues, and the related depression and anxiety. She works closely with the diabetes community and lectures internationally on mental health and wellness.
Shannon Martin, MPH, RDN
Shannon has more than 20 years of experience in health education providing nutrition counseling, education, and group facilitation. Shannon is trained in motivational interviewing, which supports change in a goal-oriented, collaborative partnership.
Rana Parker, MPH, RDN
Rana has experience teaching nutrition to a wide audience, from preschoolers and their families in the Head Start program, to college students, veterans and senior citizens. She currently works in employee wellness, providing nutrition services to a large organization with over 12,000 employees.
Christiane Rivard, MPH, RDN
Christiane has over 25 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating weight management and wellness programs for children, adults and families from diverse backgrounds. As a mom of two video-game loving boys, Christiane knows the challenges of encouraging a healthy family lifestyle in a digital dominated world.