Head to Toe
Learn about the Head to Toe Program
St. Louis Children's Hospital Head to Toe weight management program helps children, teens and their parents learn to make healthier lifestyle choices. Setting goals, regular exercise, and healthy eating all make a positive impact on a child's self-esteem.
Kids and their parents/caregivers meet in group classes for a total of 12 sessions: once a week for the first 8 sessions and every other week for the last 4 sessions. One-hour classes are led by an exercise specialist, registered dietitian, and social worker.
Cost: $60 for all 12 classes
Head to Toe is not covered by insurance. Financial assistance, scholarships, sibling discounts and tuition reimbursement are available. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Classes are offered in the Spring and Fall.
Please call 314.454.KIDS (5437) or 800.678.KIDS to register for orientation.
Each of the 12 classes will be different. Here are just a few of the topics we will learn about:
- Family communication
- Body image
- Stress and coping
- Portion size(s)
- Reading food labels
- Making healthy snacks
- Eating away from home
- Aerobic exercise, flexibility and strength