Whole wheat English muffin
Yogurt or milk
Personal pita pizza
Salad and mixed raw veggies
3:00pm Afternoon Snack
Baked potato wedges
Salad and mixed raw veggies
9:00pm Evening Snack
Sustainable Nutrition for Kids and Teens
The New Image Meal Plan and Nutrition
The nutrition program at Camp Pocono Trails is centered on a balanced meal plan for kids and teens. The meal plan is based on the updated My Plate Guidelines from the USDA as well as the Exchange List for Weight Management from the National Institutes of Health. The focus is on eating natural, whole foods at every meal while eliminating highly processed foods. Campers will enjoy a variety of real foods in appropriate portions in order to lose weight in a nutritious, delicious, and safe way.
The meal plan is tailored to different age groups and genders, but averages to approximately 1600-1700 calories each day. Meals and snacks are carefully designed to include all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals each child needs to feel the very best. If desired, campers are able to follow a vegetarian menu as well as a kosher menu. Each day your child will enjoy 3 meals and 2 small snacks. Our meal plan is designed to show campers that their favorite foods like pancakes, pizza, and hamburgers can still be part of a healthy, active lifestyle when prepared properly and portioned correctly!
Each camper will attend nutrition and cooking classes weekly to learn about nutrition and gain hands-on experience in order to be successful continuing their healthy lifestyle at home. Nutrition classes cover topics such as reading food labels, dining out, emotional eating and behavior modification. Cooking classes allow campers to take an active role in preparing delicious, healthy and easy recipes that can be incorporated into their family’s busy lives.
“What happens if my child is a picky eater or has food allergies?” Campers are encouraged to try new things but always have options for meal substitutions. Our meal plan can accommodate even the pickiest of eaters! All food allergies and intolerances are carefully addressed and monitored by the registered dietitian and nutrition staff.
Safe and Healthy Weight Loss
The follow-up program after camp is devoted to ensuring each camper has all the tools to stay on track. From the day your child leaves camp, he or she has access to continued guidance. All campers are given a guide to continued weight loss success. This booklet provides information to help campers eat well and move more. Included is nutrition and exercise information, meal plan templates and recipes, solutions to common problems and obstacles that arise in the real world, and strategies to achieve both short and long term goals. For individualized support, nutrition counseling and personal training is available both in-person and online. Wherever you are in the country, your questions can be answered. New Image provides all the support you need!
Continued Success at Home
The health of our campers is paramount. Our program is effective because of balanced nutrition and plenty of physical activity. No pills, drugs or food supplements are ever used or encouraged. Our program is designed to safely produce an average weight loss of 3 to 5 pounds per week, depending on the amount of weight the camper has to lose. Campers are weighed individually, in private, on a weekly basis. The ultimate goal is not the number on the scale, but rather that campers use the knowledge and skills learned at camp to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits upon returning to the camp-free world. While weight loss is an obvious achievement to be celebrated, the New Image focus is truly on changing lifestyle habits, improving health and having fun.
Our Nutrition Staff
Our registered and licensed dietitians are professionally experienced with adult and child weight loss. The nutrition staff consists of highly qualified individuals with college-graduate level education in the field of nutrition. Our dietitians and nutrition staff will guide your child through all of their nutrition and cooking classes. The nutrition staff will also be available at every mealtime to monitor and answer any questions that may arise. The menu, nutrition class curriculum and take-home booklet are all developed by our registered and licensed dietitian and are based on current nutrition and health science research.
We invite you to view some of our weight loss success stories!
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