Educate • Equip • Empower
  • Welcome To The Faces Of Hope!

    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.

    Welcome To The Faces Of Hope!
  • Nutrition Philosophy

    The key to healthy living and weight loss is fueling your body with nutrients that will nourish your body. This is done by adding more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains into your diet while cutting back and eliminating foods that are highly processed as well as high in fat, sugar and… Read More

    Nutrition Philosophy
  • Fitness Programs

    Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Regular physical activity is one of the… Read More

    Fitness Programs
  • Behavioral Health

    Our Behavioral Health Lifestyle Coaching is to empower families to cope with stressors in everyday life. We offer healthy alternatives and provide tools for ways to cope with the stress that may not be working for the family unit anymore. Behavioral Health counselors reach these objectives through individual, group and family meetings. Additionally, a Behavioral… Read More

    Behavioral Health

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"