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SHBP Healthy Kids

To learn more about SHBP’s medical benefits and health care providers for the treatment of Childhood Obesity, visit the BCBSGa website for SHBP members at bcbsga.com/shbp or the UnitedHealthcare website for SHBP members at myuhc.com. The tools and resources shown below are provided through SHBP’s wellness administrator (Healthways), and our Be Well SHBP program partner.

How you take care of your health often impacts how you take care of your child’s health.  As a parent or guardian, you have the opportunity to be a role model for your child. Be Well SHBP gives families the resources and tools to help them develop healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Family-Centered Well-being Coaching
  • Health In Motion 
  • Health in Motion Family Well-being Guide

Family-Centered Well-being Coaching

Your family acts as a learning environment in which all members share similar patterns of eating and physical activity. To encourage families to adopt a healthy lifestyle, you have to take the responsibility of learning and adopting healthy habits yourself. Be Well SHBP makes this possible through phone coaching. Healthways’ Well-being Coaches provide support to help you encourage a healthy lifestyle in your children helping them grow into adults who make healthy choices.

  • Learn how you can be the change agent in your household 
  • Learn how to have a supportive discussion with your child 
  • Receive information about child obesity prevention and control

If appropriate, your Well-being Coach can refer you to a Healthways Family-Centered Registered Dietitian to further explore ways to create a healthy environment for you and your family.

Visit BeWellSHBP.com to learn more; or to enroll in Well-being Coaching, call Healthways at 888-616-6411.

Health In Motion

Be Well SHBP offers Health In Motion, an online interactive tool designed for children ages 10 through 18 (generally grades 6 – 12), which focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors that are known to prevent obesity. The online program uses animation, videos, audio and interactive activities to engage youth to learn how to be active and eat healthy—for now and for the rest of their lives. The program is designed to help youth adopt three specific behaviors, critical for obesity prevention:

  • Increasing physical activity
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Reducing screen time

Visit BeWellSHBP.com/healthykids to enroll, download a brochure or just to learn more.

Health In Motion 

Be Well SHBP offers Health in Motion, an online interactive tool designed for children ages 10 through 18 (generally grades 6 – 12), which focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors that help prevent obesity. The online program uses animation, videos, audio and interactive activities to engage youth to learn how to be active and eat healthy—for now and for the rest of their lives. The program is designed to help youth adopt three specific behaviors, critical for obesity prevention:

  • Increasing physical activity
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Reducing screen time

Visit BeWellSHBP.com/kids to enroll, download a brochure or just to learn more.

Health in Motion Family Well-being Guide

Health in Motion also provides a family well-being guide to accompany the online program. This short guide, available as a PDF, offers parents:

  • Information on critical behaviors for promoting energy balance and preventing obesity among children including physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and limited screen time.
  • Guidance on assessing how ready their child is to meet national guidelines for these behaviors.
  • Tips for encouraging healthy lifestyles at home. Use the guide in connection with the online Health in Motion tool or just by itself.

Visit BeWellSHBP.com/kids download the guide

SHBP Healthy Kids for Kaiser Permanente members and their families

To learn more about child and teen programs visit the Kaiser Permanente of Georgia website for SHBP members: my.kp.org/shbp or kp.org.  

You want what's best for your kids, and good health is no exception. But kids don't come with instructions on how to keep them healthy, happy, and thriving.

Kaiser Permanente gives parents and their children the tools to help them develop healthy lifestyle choices with:

  • Healthy Lifestyle online programs  and tools
  • Health Education Classes
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Wellness Coaching

Healthy Lifestyle Online Programs and Tools

Kaiser Permanente offers online programs and learning tools designed for parents and children with focus on promoting and adopting healthy lifestyles and behaviors, critical for obesity prevention:

  • Know how your child develops both emotionally and physically –  Growth and development
  • Develop healthy habits while they are young – Healthy weight for kids, Healthy habits
  • Just for teens – Caring for your body, Caring for your mind
  •  Exercise, good sleep habits, and making healthy food choices are important habits to start now

Visit kp.org  -> Health & Wellness -> Live Healthy to learn more

Health Education Classes

Classes are offered at Kaiser Permanente medical offices for members and non-members. A class listing is available online at kp.org/classes or in print through our Healthy Living catalog.

  • The Art of Cooking Healthy
  • Weight Loss Support: Ask a Dietitian/Nutritionist
To schedule for a class members call 404-365-0966 or 800-611-1811 or online at kp.org/classes. Non-members call 404-364-7117.

Note: A child needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Nutrition Consultation

Parents and children can meet with a dietitian for an individual, personalized consultation.

  • A child needs to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at each visit until 18 years of age. On some occasions, and more commonly in the teen years at follow up appointments, the nutritionist may meet with the child for the first part of the visit and then bring in the parent/guardian to review next steps or any concerns.

To make an appointment with a nutritionist call 404-365-0966.

Wellness Coaching

Your family acts as a learning environment in which all members share similar patterns of eating and physical activity. To encourage children to adopt a healthy lifestyle, you have to take the responsibility of learning and adopting healthy habits yourself. Now you can get the extra support you need to make healthy choices and stick with them through phone coaching. Wellness Coaches provide support to help you encourage a healthy lifestyle in your children helping them grow into adults who make healthy choices.

  • Focus on healthy habits – Manage your weight, reduce stress, be more active, or eat healthier.
  • Create a customized plan – Outline small, easy steps that you can take to reach your long-term goals.

Schedule convenient phone sessions at times that work for you.

Call 866-862-4295 Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 10 pm ET. Coaching is available at no additional cost for Kaiser Permanente members, in English and Spanish.

Wellness Phone Coaching was specifically developed for adults; however, coaching services are offered for children 12 years of age and older. When a member (at least 12 years of age) calls the Engagement Center for coaching services, the Engagement Center will follow the engagement procedure and schedule the member for a first coaching call if the member is deemed appropriate for intervention. If the member does not demonstrate the cognitive skills and/or maturity to complete the engagement process, the member will be referred to alternative services.