For more information about WakeMed ENERGIZE!, call 919-350-6550. 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. This program is the physical activity arm of the Pediatric Weight Management practice. 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. Samareh Hill, director of WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Weight Management, ENERGIZE! is taught collaboratively by dedicated WakeMed registered dietitians and clinicians and community fitness partners. Parks and Recreation is a WakeMed community health partner. The group program takes place at participating Triangle Parks and Recreation locations or community schools.
All children and families who are interested in the ENERGIZE! Program are signed up within the Pediatric Weight Management Program. To schedule an appointment, please call the Pediatric Weight Management Program at 919-235-6439. We are no longer accepting direct referrals into the ENERGIZE! Program.
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
"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.
Families enrolled in the ENERGIZE! Program may be asked at their initial visit if they would be interested in participating in ongoing research projects to assist in the advancement of the field of childhood obesity treatment and community partnerships. These studies are completely voluntary, free, and confidential. All medical information obtained as part of the studies will be kept anonymous and not linked to the participating child or family.
For more information about WakeMed ENERGIZE! or to schedule an appointment with WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Weight Management, please call 919-235-6439.
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610