No time is the wrong time to teach our children the importance of a healthy diet. As North Americans, we celebrate a number of festive holidays throughout the year seemingly centered around eating. How many times are the words, 'I ate too much' heard after a meal; with the individual proceeding to lay on the couch instead of going for a walk. If your kids are showing signs of overeating, lack of physical activity or obesity, it may be time to consider an extremely effective weight loss program for kids in North America. Although weight loss is likely to occur during any program, in an effective program, the child may not even realize it is happening. Not being a typical 'fat camp', the focus should be the changing of unhealthy behaviors, learning about making good food choices and the participation in healthy activities. In essence, these kids will embark on a journey to health, wellness and nutrition. Following an initial medical assessment, students will be given the time to understand they are responsible for their own actions and the consequences of those actions. With this in mind they will be empowered to make the changes necessary for a healthier lifestyle. Meeting other kids of similar age and circumstance from around the world will build friendships and a support group that will last a lifetime. Participating in wilderness treks, students will discover skills and abilities they were never aware they possessed; they will learn new skills as they learn to find and prepare their own holistic foods, their own shelter and overcome many of life's natural obstacles. Through daily counseling with certified therapists, any underlying emotional concerns which may trigger overeating will be identified and attended to; treating the whole individual and not just the symptoms. With the involvement and continuous support of family, these kids will return home with a sense of confidence, self-esteem and a wealth of knowledge on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. For more information regarding our weight loss program for kids in North America, give us a call today at Rites of Passage, NW Wilderness Therapy, (800)794-0980.