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Shapedown Weight Management Programs for Children and Teens

Shapedown® is a national weight management program for families offered through Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Parents and children (ages 6-18) work together as a team with a social worker, registered dietitian, and exercise specialist to learn how healthy eating, an active lifestyle and effective communication promote weight loss and family unity. The ShapeDown program starts with ten weekly two-hour classes, followed by an option to continue the learning experience with Advanced ShapeDown classes.

ShapeDown Preview Events are FREE informational sessions offered monthly for parents and children interested in learning more about the program benefits and highlights. Register online for ShapeDown Preview Events.

Group Sessions

  • Stresses healthy eating rather than dieting
  • Actively involves the entire family
  • Allows parents to learn positive role modeling techniques
  • Emphasizes improvement in the child’s overall self-esteem
  • Taught in a group setting so parents and children gain support from others
  • Family Fun with Food and Fitness interactive Workshops
  • Fun Family Fitness Workout Sessions
  • ShapeDown Program Brochure
  • ShadeDown Preview Event Dates

Individual Counseling

  • Weight management assessment and referral
  • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian

Individual counseling is available by appointment. To schedule an appointment or to receive more information about ShapeDown, please call 734-712-5694. ShapeDown and individual counseling may be covered in part by certain insurances. Scholarships are available.  

2015 Summer/Fall ShapeDown Preview Events and Class Sessions

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Women’s Health Center 2nd Floor 
  St. Joseph Mercy Livingston
New!  Brighton Location Coming Soon


FREE Preview Events
June 8: Monday 6:30 – 7:30 pm
June 22: Monday 6:30 – 7:30 pm
July 13: Monday 6:30 – 8:00 pm * 
August 24: Monday 6:30 – 7:30 pm
September 28: Monday 6:30 – 8:00 pm *
October 5: Monday 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Family Fun with Food and Fitness *                 

Summer/Fall ShapeDown Session
July 20 – September 14
October 12 – November 30
Monday 6:15 – 8:30 pm


FREE Preview Events
June 2: Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
June 16: Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
July 7: Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm *
August 25: Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 pm
September 22: Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30 pm
September 29: Tuesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm *

Family Fun with Food and Fitness *                 

Summer/Fall ShapeDown Session
July 21 – September 8
October 13 – December 1
Tuesday 6:15 – 8:30 pm

Register Online

For individual nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian please call 734-712-5694 to schedule.

Family Fun with Food and Fitness

Family Fun with Food and Fitness is an interactive workshop for children and teens ages 6-18 and their parents. Includes breakout sessions for parents to learn more about family dynamics, while kids enjoy physical activity. Healthy snacks prepared by all. Themes vary according to the season. For more information about Family Fun with Food and Fitness please call 734-712-5694.

Fun Family Fitness

Fun Family Fitness is a weekly family exercise session for children and teens ages 6 -18 and their parents. Workouts move and motivate participants indoors and out. For more information about Fun Family Fitness please 734-712-5694. Sessions: $25 / family


You may register online for the FREE ShapeDown Preview events. To register by phone or for additional information about ShapeDown Programs, please call us at 734-712-5694. You may also contact us by email.

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