The Boeing Center for Children's Wellness
- The Lean Team -
Children's Hospital Wellness Initiative
The Boeing Center for Children's Wellness is committed to preventing and treating childhood obesity through family-centered clinical programs paired with policy and environmental changes in schools and communities. We partnered with the MUSC Office of Health Promotion to bring our best programs to the staff of the MUSC Children's Hospital. We have received hundreds of survey responses, and using your feedback, we have developed programs to meet your wellness needs.
The Catalyst wrote an article about the program with more of the background and motivation for this project.
Current Wellness Programs:
*BIGGEST LOSER COMPETITION*
We are excited to start a Biggest Loser Competition for Children's Hospital employees! The first weigh in is 1/17 from 7:30-8:30am in room 738 (Isabelle's office) and 1/18 form 11:30-12:30 in room 738.
Rules are posted here and will be offered at the first weigh in. Teams will be by unit (7E, PCICU, etc.). If you don't "live" in a unit but work in the Children's Hospital, you can pick a unit or be assigned to one.
We will have BIG PRIZES for the winning individual and group thanks to the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness Children's Hospital Wellness Initiative!
As with any weight loss attempt and with weight maintenance, journaling is a key tool! Journaling provides you with accountability and makes it easy to see how things add up during the day. We recommend using one of these services throughout this competition and beyond:
- MyFitnessPal - this site has an app available as well. I use this app and it's very user friendly.
- This is the companion site to myplate.gov. It is fantastic! There's no app though.
The Office of Health Promotion set up a "mini gym" for some Children's Hospital employees, and Alicia from the Wellness Center helped get them started with their new equipment! Check out their work out and maybe pick up some tips for your own office/workplace work out!
Lighten Up Charleston
The Children's Hospital Wellness Initiative will take advantage of the Lighten Up Charleston tracking tools. This City of Charleston initiative is a partnership with MUSC. The site tracks weight, pounds lost, and activity and provides helpful information for a healthy lifestyle!
Children's Hospital Wellness Initiative Contacts
Email Lucie Maguire Kramer (Boeing Center for Children's Wellness)
Email Josh Brown for Healthy Happy Hour (Weight Management Center)
Email Susan Johnson (Office of Health Promotion)