Building Healthy Families

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Building Healthy Families (BHF) is a family- based obesity treatment program for children and their families. Key behavior change strategies including goal setting for both lifestyle modification and weight loss, self-monitoring, rewards/contingency management, role modeling, and stimulus control/ modifying the environment.

Building Healthy Families has demonstrated proven success for both children and adults. Obese children have lost more than 5% of their body mass in twelve weeks while adult weight loss has averaged 14 lbs in 12 weeks with some losing up to 40 lbs.

Building Healthy Families is currently being packaged for other small, or rural communities to implement. Our approach is to develop a package for communities that may not have the full range of expertise but have strong interest in addressing the issue.