fitness

Fitness

  • Exercises, Games, Activities
  • Decrease BMI
  • Personal Potential
  • Self-Motivation
  • Muscular Strength
  • Cardiac Endurance
  • Sustainable
  • Home Exercise
Fitness classes
nutrition

Nutrition

  • Portion Control
  • Label Reading
  • Nutritional Values
  • Food Groups
  • Meal Plans
  • Hunger Management
Nutrition Classes
lifestyle

Lifestyle

  • Cope with Feelings
  • Positive Peer Support
  • Body Image / Self-esteem
  • Family Communication
  • Goal Setting
  • Problem-Solving
  • Identifying Emotional Needs
Lifestyle classes
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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.

What's New?

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News

ProActive Kids Comes to Gottlieb in Melrose Park!

ProActive Kids is thrilled to announce our newest location at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, funded by Loyola University Health System. ProActive Kids is thrilled to be working with LUHS and bringing the PAK program to Cook County! The ProActive Kids  program is much more than a simple diet or exercise program. It is [...]

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Fitness

Run the Ridge 1k with ProActive Kids

ProActive Kids Take Action Day @ RUN the RIDGE 5K & 1K Run/Walk ProActive Kids is again the benefactor of this year’s Run/Walk.  This is a great way to support ProActive Kids and help them grow to expand into more communities as well as a great goal for your family! Saturday, May 31, 2013 at [...]

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Enroll in PAK’S 2014 Spring Session

ProActive Kids is accepting registrations for the Spring 2014 session at all locations! 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  Oak Lawn, IL – Advocate [...]

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Lifestyle

How to Talk with Your Child about Weight

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 [...]

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Fitness

See PAK in Action – Video

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 [...]

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Nutrition

Parents Do (And Must) Have a Say In School Lunches!

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 [...]

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