Nutrition & Fitness
At Kids Plus, we’re committed to helping children and families make healthy choices in their lives.
Here are just some of the ways we offer that support and expertise…
Kids + Fit
We recently launched a new, comprehensive health and wellness program, Kids + Fit, that offers a series of visits with Lifestyle Coaches, plus consultation with both a Registered Dietitian and an Exercise Specialist — all right in our own offices. Kids + Fit is an individualized, in-office program designed for kids who are overweight or at risk for being overweight.
Based on current guidelines and clinical expertise, and drawing from successful methods with proven results, Kids + Fit is designed for kids who are overweight, or at risk for being overweight, and is tailored to each child’s and family’s unique needs.
Certified Athletic Trainers on Staff
At Kids Plus, we have two certified Athletic Trainers on staff — including one of our Kids + Providers, Physician Assistant Travis Lewis — who are available to work with kids and consult with families on a wide variety of fitness, play, and sports initiatives.
Fitness Through Play Space
At our Cranberry/Seven Fields office, and at our brand new Pleasant Hills office, we have dedicated Fitness Through Play spaces where we work and play with kids through athletic training, injury prevention, games, workouts, and exercises that increase strength and agility and improve fitness.
Our Providers and Athletic Trainers offer sessions one-on-one, in small groups, and in organized classes and workshops, both for our patients and for our communities.
Childhood Obesity Performance Improvement Collaborative
Kids Plus was selected as one of only a handful of practices across the country to participate in the Childhood Obesity Performance Improvement Collaborative (COPI), a program from the American Academy of Pediatrics and their Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight. We were selected on the strength of our team of providers and staff, our resources, and our practice-wide commitment to childhood nutrition and fitness.
Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative
We’re committed to supporting and fostering play and fitness not just in our patients and their families, but in our entire region. That’s why we’re proud to be active and engaged members of the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative.
As the only pediatric practice among the Collaborative’s member organizations, Kids Plus works with key figures, foundations, and companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania to raise awareness, model behavior, and education key decision-makers on all aspects play and the fitness that follows from it.