Physicians

Fit4AllKids YMCA 21 Fit4Allkids at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital offers resources to help families lead healthy and active lives. We offer a community-based group program and one-on-one outpatient clinic services. Our weight management initiatives are referral-based and follow guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediactrics.

Referral forms can be faxed to 727-767-8601. After recieving a completed referral form, one of our team members will contact the family to determine the program that will be the best fit.

Feel free to contact us by phone at 727-767-2014 or email at achFit4Allkids@jhmi.edu if we can be of assistance.

First Steps: Fit4Allkids

This six-week group program is offered in the community in partnership with Healthy St. Petersburg at Campbell Park Recreation Center. Classes meet one time per week. Each session is 120 minutes long and consists of separate child/parent nutrition and lifestyle information sessions, fun physical activity for all participants (either separate or as a group) and one family activity that relates to subject focus for the week.

This program is intended for families who meet the following criteria:
  • Child aged 7-11 years
  • Child with BMI between the 85th-95th percentile
  • Child can independently function in class setting
  • At least one adult family member/caregiver can attend the program with the child
  • Family can attend ALL sessions. Transportation, extracurricular activities and such should not affect attendance.

Healthy Steps Weight Management Clinic

Healthy Steps is a clinic that specializes in treating children and adolescents, up to 21 years of age, who are struggling with their weight. This clinic provides an individualized, evidence-based multidisciplinary approach to the assessment and treatment of weight problems. The clinic provides services for all, however it was designed for those those who require one-on-one care due to developmental or psychological considerations and/or have health conditions related to unhealthy weight such as Type II diabetes, fatty liver disease, hyperlipidemia, etc. Insurance is accepted.

Additional Resources

If you have a patient family that is interested in adopting healthier habits that does not fit the criteria for our weight management programs, they may benefit from our Kohl's Cooks for Kids family cooking class. While it is not intended for weight management, participating families recieve information on nutrition and healthy habits while learning valuable culinary skills. Family cooking classes are designed for children ages 8 and older. Referrals are not required and the class is offered at no cost to families.