Mission Statement:
Strong Me! is a 12 week, physician-led, Structured Family Weight Management Program whose Mission is to combat Pediatric Obesity. At the end of 3 months, 90% of children who participate in Strong Me! experience a stabilization of their BMIs (Body Mass Index) and 90% demonstrate the development of new healthy habits including increased consumption of vegetables, fruits, water as well as increased frequency in exercise sessions per week. Three months after leaving the program, 60% of children have maintained these habits. Strong Me! is a Stage 2 program that meets the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Strong Me! enables families to develop and sustain healthy health habits. Strong Me! is committed to combating the National Pediatric Obesity Epidemic which, unfortunately, disproportionately affects the children of Memphis, TN and Shelby County.

Strong Me! utilizes nutrition education, motivational interviewing, exercise/Zumba, behavioral modification and spirituality, with family permission, to create health-promoting family habits.

Strong Me! was founded by Dr. Janice Pride-Boone who is a Harvard trained, Board Certified Pediatrician and Certified Marriage & Family therapist currently in private practice at Memphis Peditrics in Shelby County, TN.
Dr. Boone has been practicing for over 25 years. Founded in 2003, Strong Me! was developed to combat pediatric obesity in New Orleans where she lived pre-Katrina. Strong Me! has been successful in managing over 300 families since its conception and continues to expand its services to families in the Memphis Metropolitan community. Strong Me! utilizes nutrition education, exercise, behavioral modification and non-denominational spirituality (with family permission) to create and sustain health-promoting family habits.

About Dr. Pride-Boone:
Board-Certified, Harvard-trained Pediatrician in practice for over 25 years. Currently a Pediatrician for St.Peter's Health Partners/Seton Health in Clifton Park, NY, Dr. Pride-Boone is the Founder and Medical Director of Strong Me! Dr. Pride-Boone is also a Certified Marriage & Family Therapist with additional training in Christian Counseling. She directs the
Behavioral/Cognitive Behavioral sections of Strong Me!


6 week Family Obesity Prevention
6 week Family Obesity Prevention at Troy Boys & Girls on Thursdays beginning 5/8-6/19 from 6-8 pm. Includes Zumba, 45 minute class & healthy snack. No charge -- class is supported by NYS grant to Seton Health. (1-888-495-6555)

Healthy Weight Challenge
The 0-1-3-4-7 Challenge is a spiritual program that includes exercise and a modified Paleo diet. 
March 5, 2014 to April 17, 2014

7:30 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church
26 Wilson Avenue, Albany, NY 12205
(Zumba with Shay at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM )

7:00 PM at Troy Boys and Girls Club
1700 7th Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
(Zumba with Shani at 6:00PM - 7:00PM )

$10 participation fee
$5 for members of sponsoring organizations.
Zumba classes are an additional charge. 


Nutrition Services - provided by state
   licensed registered dieticians

Exercise: Zumba, Pilates, Yoga - all
   certified exercise professionals

Behavioral Modification - under the
   direction of Dr. Pride-Boone, licensed
   Marriage & Family Therapist

Spirituality - provided by non-
   denominational interfaith counselors.

Church Health Center Alliances -
   Sunny Ross, Faith Community
   Relations Coordinator
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