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What are the benefits of Healthy Hawks?

Our goal is help you and your family learn about making healthy changes for lifelong healthier habits. Benefits of participating in Healthy Hawks may include weight loss, healthier eating habits, increased exercise, more family time and improved self-esteem.

Who can participate?

Children ages 2-18 are eligible, as long as they have a parent/guardian who will attend every session with them.

How much does this program cost?

The cost of Healthy Hawks clinic varies depending upon your insurance company. The cost of Healthy Hawks group is free.

Where do these clinic visits and group meetings take place?

All clinic visits are in the Department of Pediatrics Prairie Village location: 7301 Mission Road, Building A, Suite 300.
Group visits are at the Bethany Community Center: 1120 Central Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102

Can my other children participate?

We encourage everyone to participate, including other children and other adults (grandmas, care providers, uncles, etc.). It is mandatory that at least one parent/guardian come every week, but we hope everyone in the family will want to take part. Everyone is welcome at the groups and at the gym.

Why do we weigh everyone in the Healthy Hawks group (Stage 3)?

Healthy Hawks is a family-based program that promotes a healthy lifestyle for everyone in your family. To develop and/or maintain your family's healthy habits, it is important for you and your family members to keep track of basic health information such as weight and height. Furthermore, weight management is easier for your child if everyone is involved.
To measure everyone's weight quickly and start our group on time, we encourage you to come to the Healthy Hawks group 15 to 20 minutes earlier than our group starting time.

Is there transportation available to Healthy Hawks?

If you need transportation services, we may be able to provide these for you. Contact us at least a couple of days in advance to arrange transportation. For example, please give us a call by Friday morning if you need transportation on the following Monday.

I've heard that Healthy Hawks involves the whole family. Does the parent need insurance as well?

Healthy Hawks clinic and Healthy Hawks group both involve the whole family. However, Healthy Hawks group does not require parents to have insurance in order to participate. Currently, this is a free program. Healthy Hawks clinic does not require parent insurance either because the cost of the clinic will depend on your child's insurance. For more information on clinic, please call 913-588-6300.

What do I wear/bring to Healthy Hawks group?

Each week, you and your child(ren) will be participating in physical activity led by a certified fitness trainer. You should wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable to play, run and be active in. All other equipment needed for each session will be provided.

Where do I park when I come to Healthy Hawks clinic? What about parking for the groups?

Parking is available behind the Prairie Village office where clinic takes places. When you come to the Healthy Hawks group, there is parking available as you pull into the community center. Parking is free at both locations.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2018

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