Healthy and Active Youth Program

Baptist Health Healthy and Active Youth Program (HAYP) is a free program for youth, ages 11 to 17 and their families. It incorporates all elements of health, including nutrition and physical activity. Each session has fun and interactive healthy living exercises that can be incorporated for the whole family. Both the kids and their families will be encouraged and expected to participate in activities, because weight management and reaching personal weight loss goals at any age is based on lifestyle intervention and change.

What's Included:

Topics covered include: 

  • Beneficial apps and resting metabolic rate (RMR) calculation
  • Snacks on the go
  • Reduced sodium favorites
  • What you can do with lettuce
  • Cooked and un-cooked portions
  • Sugary drinks and their effects
  • Fruit and veggie displays
  • Breakfast ideas
Our 2022  fall program will be held in two sessions. Session 1 from Sept. 13, 2022- October 18, 2022 and Session 2 from November 8, 2022 to December 13, 2022. 
There will also be a weekly newsletter and email follow-ups for daily steps, projects, and more.

Participants will receive a fitness tracker, T-shirt, weekly prizes for participation, and more.

Each meeting is held at the newly relocated Baptist Health Weight & Nutrition Center, 10915 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite G, in Little Rock.

How to Sign Up

If you are interested in signing up for the Healthy Active Youth Program, please request an application by emailing

HAYP is funded by the Baptist Health Foundation, supported by the Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust, and facilitated by the Health Management Center.

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