What is PAK?
ProActive Kids (PAK) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of advancing child health and reversing the obesity trend one community at a time.
PAK Plan is more than a diet or exercise program. It is a comprehensive, all inclusive program to treat the whole child ... physically, nutritionally and emotionally, built around the stability and commitment of family.
Talking to kids about weight can be a sensitive topic, no matter their age, relationship, comfort level, etc. But, if you have enrolled them in the ProActive Kids program, you should sit down and talk with them about the program and its goals – creating a healthier lifestyle for everyone in the family. We know you don’t [...]
Nic, 12, is the son of Monica — Monica ran PAK for its first year and a half and is one of the reasons we are so successful today. In addition to PAK, she teaches group lessons at Export Fitness and works at the Naperville Running Company. We asked Nic to tell us how his [...]
ProActive Kids is accepting registrations for the Winter 2013 session at all locations! Locations offering programs in 2014: Downers Grove, IL – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital at Advocate Health and Wellness Center Naperville/Woodridge, IL – Edward Hospital at Edward Health and Fitness Center Park Ridge/Niles, IL - Advocate Children’s Hospital at Gemini Junior High School [...]
I had a call the other day from a mother who was seeking help for her child who was struggling with weight. She mentioned that her child was fairly active and involved in sports, so we began to talk about the nutrition component of the issue. We went through her daily meals, but when it [...]
Read this letter a mom wrote for us to pass on to our partner, Edward Hospital, as a thank you for offering the PAK program. Dear Health Care Provider, I am writing to express how grateful and impressed I am with the ProActive Kids program and their team members. Each part that entails the program [...]
See what ProActive Kids is all about in this short video! PAK coaches and PAK kids talk about PAK! This video shows how PAK staff engages the kids and families at our Advocate Children’s Hospital (Oak Lawn, IL) location. PAK trainer, Brad Laroque, and Dietitian, Allison Balocca, guide us through a glimpse of what goes [...]