David Paull, MWLC president, said, “As a Michigan-based company, we want to take a stand in the fight against the obesity epidemic among our youth here at home."
Southfield, Mich. (PRWEB) September 01, 2016
Throughout the month of September 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC), a board certified physician-administered weight loss program with more than 30 locations in Michigan and Ohio, will be giving away 930 of its special Pro-Teen plans to Michigan’s young people looking for help in maintaining a healthy weight.
As part of its effort to bring awareness to the problem locally during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, MWLC will give-away 30 plans each (selected in recognition of the company’s 30th anniversary milestone this year) at all of its 31 Michigan clinics.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity in the U.S. has tripled in the past decade. Currently, one in three U.S. children can be classified as obese or overweight, and in Michigan, 12 percent of middle school children and 15 percent of high school students are considered obese.
“At MWLC, we recognize acutely the challenges people face at every age with healthy weight management,” said David Paull, MWLC president. “As a Michigan-based company, we want to take a stand in the fight against the obesity epidemic among our youth here at home. We’re hoping by making available our expertise, resources and support to nearly 1,000 families free of charge, we can help make a big difference for some of our young people.”
To receive a free Pro-Teen program, applicants (who must have proof of approval for participation from a legal guardian) must be aged 10-17 and meet enrollment eligibility based on current program protocols. The Pro-Teen program is designed not only for weight loss, but also to educate young people on more sensible food choices and portion control, to help ensure a lifetime of healthy habits.
Each clinic’s 30 free Pro-Teen programs – which include all medical set-up, lab work, 10-weeks of weight loss services and all nutritional supplements, and are valued more than $500 each – will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis from Sept. 1 to 30, 2016, using an online entry system at http://www.mwlcgiveaway.com. Applicants must complete a short entry form and describe in 100 words or less why they are interested in MWLC’s Pro-Teen weight-loss services.
In further effort to draw attention to this important national issue on a local level, MWLC has submitted letters of request to the political leadership of cities housing each of its clinics, as well a state leadership, to have the week of Sept. 19, 2016 officially declared Childhood Obesity Awareness Week in Michigan.
About Medical Weight Loss Clinic
Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC), headquartered in Southfield, Mich., is one of the largest established medically supervised weight loss programs in the United States. It was founded in 1986 and has grown to more than 30 corporately-owned clinics throughout Michigan and across northern Ohio. All MWLC programs are customized based upon a patient’s medical profile and supervised by board certified doctors. Each patient receives one-on-one support from MWLC professionals with the focus of the weight loss program to help patients develop healthy and satisfying eating habits. For more information, go to http://www.mwlc.com.