Louie’s Kids

Obesity is a nationwide epidemic and the state of South Carolina ranked sixth highest in the nation in 2008 according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Inspired by the death of his father, who passed away due to obesity complications, Louis H. Yuhasz has made fighting obesity his life's work.

In 2001, Louis founded Louie’s Kids, a non-profit organization that serves economically disadvantaged kids nationwide and is now operated out of Charleston, South Carolina. Louie’s Kids provides scholarships for children to attend summer camps specializing in weight loss and behavior modification for children.

Look at the video to learn more about Louie’s programs and check out the Website for Louie’s Kids. The Website includes links to camps for overweight children, as well as advice and recipes for losing weight.

To learn more:

What do I need to know about obesity in children?
(Hands on Health - South Carolina)
Gives a summary about the causes of childhood obesity and the ways to prevent it.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=1719
BMI Percentile Calculator for Child and Teen
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
With this child and teen BMI Calculator, parents can figure out whether their child may be overweight or obese.
https://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/
Childhood Obesity
(MedlinePlus)
Links to sites reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics covered include overviews, treatment, prevention, nutrition, and links for children and teens.
https://medlineplus.gov/obesityinchildren.html
Let’s Move
This Web site is a part of a national initiative started by Former First Lady Michelle Obama to fight childhood obesity. Get tips on getting children to eat healthy and be more active. There is also a kids’ section.
https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/
Obesity in Children
(WebMD)
WebMD provides a summary of childhood obesity and what parents can do to promote healthy habits in their families.
http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/obesity-children
We Can!
(National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) is a program to help children 8 to 13 stay at a healthy weight. The Website provides parents with tools and activities to encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity and reduced time in front of the television or computer. Also in Spanish.
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/

Last Modified: Tuesday February 14, 2017 10:56 AM