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.
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 [...]
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 your goals – creating a healthier lifestyle for everyone in the family. We know these conversations [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last week, I was unable to go to the grocery store for my BIG Sunday run. I always go on Sundays, so I can make a nice dinner Sunday evening as well as have lunch items and healthy dinner foods for the week. Sunday is also a great day because I don’t work, so I [...]