Taking Steps Together is a nutrition and healthy lifestyle education program for families who are living with or are concerned about childhood obesity.

Taking Steps Together Program

Our Program

Taking Steps Together is a nutrition and healthy lifestyle education program for families who are concerned about childhood obesity. Through weekly goal-setting, families work toward healthy lifestyle changes. Families will share their experiences, learn from each other and contribute to the growth of the program.

Families are referred by their primary care provider at Hennepin Healthcare. Classes are facilitated by pediatric and nutrition health professionals in English and Spanish.

Learn about healthy food

  • Learn why the way we eat matters.
  • Learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks in class.
  • Learn new cooking styles and recipes and share your favorites with other families and staff. Your family will create a "food file," an organization and learning tool that is used to file new food information and recipes. Check out our recipe blog. There are several recipes to try!

Be more active

  • Experiment with a variety of physical activities, group, and individual, from Zumba and Yoga to Ultimate Frisbee. We will work out together.
  • Spend time outside in nature.
  • Learn why moving your body is important.
  • Play fun group games.

Enjoy family time

  • Celebrate eating together as a family.
  • Play together as a family.
  • Discuss parenting, relationships, and attitudes.

Our Staff

Our staff consists of physicians and dietitians with a passion for helping kids discover healthy food and active lifestyles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find frequently asked questions and answers about the Taking Steps Together Program.

Contact

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Vanessa Xiong

TST Program Coordinator

612-873-7508
[email protected] 

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