Lifestyle Center in search of families to participate in weight management program

VISALIA – Families that are looking to get healthy together have until Friday, Aug. 30, to enroll in TheLifestyle Center’s upcoming “Healthy Habits: TAKE CHARGE!” weight management program.

Participants of the six-week program, scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and end on Tuesday, Nov. 5, will benefit from the expertise of fitness and nutrition professionals and learn how to take control of their food and exercise habits while improving self-esteem. A limited number of scholarships are available (restrictions do apply). 

Classes will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays. The Lifestyle Center is the only medically-based fitness facility in the Central Valley offering this program for children, teens and their families under the direction of a Registered Dietitian. Each family receives 12 months of ongoing support following the class series.  

“This is a great opportunity for children, teens, and parents or other caregivers to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes together,” said Alana Unger, Registered Dietitian at The Lifestyle Center, noting that one in six American children are obese and up to 70 percent of them will become obese adults. “This program is about adopting healthy habits now so that children become healthy adults.”  

To enroll or for more information about Healthy Habits: TAKE CHARGE!, call Alana Unger, Registered Dietitian, at 624-3448.   The Lifestyle Center, a division of Kaweah Delta Health Care District, is a medically-based fitness and rehabilitation facility staffed with certified professionals. TLC is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends at 5105 W. Cypress Ave. in Visalia. Information: call 559-624-3400 or visit