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For more information about WakeMed ENERGIZE!, call 919-350-5955. To schedule an appointment, call 919-350-7000.
Designed for children age 6-18, ENERGIZE! offers a family-centered approach to making healthy lifestyle changes. Patients will receive an initial health behavior evaluation as well as ongoing education and support. Based on need and motivation levels, each family will be enrolled in one of the following options:
Under the medical direction of Dr. Bill Lagarde, director of WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Endocrinology, ENERGIZE! is taught collaboratively by dedicated WakeMed registered dietitians and clinicians (learn more about our team) and YMCA fitness partners. The YMCA is a WakeMed community health partner. The group program takes place at participating Triangle YMCA location or community schools.
ENERGIZE! begins with a physician referral - see physician referral form - and screening labwork.
Your family will then meet with an educator so that he or she can explain the program and evaluate your child's readiness to change. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and how your family can get involved. Upon completion of the program, we schedule follow-up visits and provide on-going education and support as needed.
If you are interested in starting and running an ENERGIZE! program in your community, please contact Julie Paul, RD, CDE, for more information: . 919-350-7594
WakeMed ENERGIZE! Wins Award from the American Hospital Association.
"I have benefited from ENERGIZE! because now I know I can control what I do! I eat more fruit, exercise more and drink a lot of water." "I learned exercises you can do with or without equipment. I learned how to talk to my child about healthy meal choices. I learned to exercise until I sweat to get more benefit from my workout. I loved the family night activities and tasting the fruits and vegetables. This is a great program, I got a lot from it."
ENERGIZE! is proud to partner with community organizations, like Farm it Forward, to provide families with more opportunities to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610