ACT! Actively Changing Together
ACT! is a 12 week program for youth 8-14 years and their parents. The program, developed in partnership with providers and professionals at Seattle Children's and the YMCA of Greater Seattle, promotes healthy nutrition, activity and lifestyles. By actively changing together, parents and kids can learn how to engage in healthy lifestyles as a family. Specially trained Y staff offer guidance and encouragement for eating well, playing often, and preventing health conditions associated with being overweight. The program consists of one 90-minute group session per week for 12 weeks. Sessions include energizing games, activities and a light meal. This program requires physician referral for participation.