We work everyday to end the epidemic of childhood obesity. Our entire staff greatly appreciates your time and interest as you explore this site and our work. We hope you will find the information provided useful. You can learn more about our mission, philosophy, goals, vision and core values here..
Families get an opportunity to shop for healthy options at no cost. Faces of HOPE partners with the Central Virginia food bank.
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Welcome to the Faces of HOPE
We work everyday to end the epidemic of childhood obesity. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to explore our site and our work with some amazing children & their families.
Here at Faces of HOPE:
Participating children will attend three high energy 1.5-hour sessions per week for 24 weeks. All sessions are designed with our children in mind. All session will include a behavioral health, nutrition, and fitness component that show them how these three things can change their entire lifestyle for years to come. We did not forget to involve our Parents; they play a critical role in helping us help their children. Parents attend 1-hour, adult focused, group education sessions each time they arrive.
We welcome you, and we are here to help BREAK THE CYCLE OF OBESITY!
The New England Journal of Medicine states:
“For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents, according to a new report, which contends that the rapid rise in childhood obesity, if left unchecked, could shorten life spans by as much as five years."
- 17% (or 12.5 million) children and adolescents are obese." "VA has a 31% rate of obese children. The National average is 31.6%
83% of young people say they are “just about the right weight” or “slightly overweight.
Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States