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YEAH! Youth Engaged in Activities for Health

Kids and families can join St. Luke’s Children’s YEAH! program to learn all about healthy eating, physical activity, and positive behavior changes. If you’re a kid or teen and you qualify, you can participate in the 12-week or 8-week program, or both, depending on your needs. Whichever you choose, you and your family will:

  • Learn about food groups, portions, and labels
  • Cook healthy meals and snacks
  • Use your culinary skills in the YEAH! Iron Chef contest
  • Experience creative ways to move your body
  • Learn how and why movement improves your body
  • Participate in activities like rock climbing and swimming 
  • Attend monthly clinic appointments with a clinical team (12-week program)

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    YEAH! Family Learns Lifelong Skills through Program

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s and Lifestyle Medicine: ‘… real education and activation’

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Teams up with Local Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Blog Post

    Young Participants in St. Luke’s Children’s Program Cook Up Healthy Recipe Book

How much does the YEAH! program cost?

Please contact the YEAH! coordinator in your area for program cost and insurance coverage information.

How do we sign up?

To apply for the program, ask your primary care provider (physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner) for a referral.

Who's eligible for the program?

The YEAH! program is open to kids and teens who:

  • Are ages 6-16 years
  • Have a BMI of 95% or greater (12-week clinical program)
  • Have a BMI of 85% or greater (8-week community program)
  • Are referred by a healthcare provider 
  • Have parents who agree to be involved in the program with their children

Contact Us

  • Treasure Valley 
    Phone: (208) 381-5341
    Fax: (208) 381-3598 
  • Wood River Valley 
    Phone: (208) 727-8356
  • Magic Valley 
    Phone: (208) 814-9182