Fit Kids of Arizona opens clinic in Williams

Oct. 15, 2012

In response to the increased number of children and their families participating in the Fit Kids of Arizona program, Fit Kids is opening a satellite clinic in Williams. The new clinic will be open one day a month to accommodate the monthly appointments of Fit Kids participants in the area. The new clinic is located in Williams Middle & Elementary School, 601 N. 7th Street. For more information on Fit Kids, call 928-214-3537.

“We want to minimize the commuting distance and time for those families in the Williams area by offering Fit Kids right in their own community,” said Matt Leversee, Fit Kids program manager. “We are seeing an increased number of families from this area and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to continue to benefit from our program.”

Fit Kids of Arizona is a regional community health initiative developed by Northern Arizona Healthcare, with programs at Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center, addressing the growing health concern of obesity in children. Additionally, services are offered in Camp Verde, at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff, and Sedona. Since opening in 2009, more than 1,400 children have been referred to the Fit Kids program.

The clinical programs at each location assist children and their families in developing healthy lifestyles while reducing the problems and illnesses associated with excess weight. The Fit Kids team also takes a preventive community approach to help families live healthier through numerous school-based and community-focused programs.