Health and Wellness Program for Tweens and Teens!

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The Following is a post on behalf of MindStream Academy, a health and wellness program for teens and tweens.  I have not been compensated for posting this; I just think it’s a option many parents might like to know about.

Moms, do you know of any friends who are concerned about their tween or teen being overweight?  As we all know, the number of children who are overweight is on the rise.  Often times, parents don’t know what to do or how to help their child.  Fortunately, there is someplace for these kids to go – a place where they will have fun while learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.

MindStream Academy is a fully accredited boarding school for middle and high school students with weight and related health issues providing a complete and rigorous academic program along with a comprehensive array of health and lifestyle interventions and services directed at weight loss, health restoration, and fundamentally – giving these kids their lives back.  Important highlights include:


  • The campus is set on a 43 acre equestrian estate in the Low Country of South Carolina, near Hilton Head Island, where being active and healthy is a natural way of life


  • Students are taught about nutrition, cooking, and physical education through fun and experiential learning activities such as gardening and caring for horses
  • The daily outdoor fitness programs, including yoga and cardiovascular workouts, are designed to teach students that exercise can be fun
  •  In cooking classes, students learn how to prepare and enjoy healthy meals, navigate the grocery store and menu items as well as life skills

Education and Counseling

  • Schoolwork is completed online in our classroom which is overseen by a masters-level teacher
  • Students participate in individual, family and group psychological counseling led by internationally known clinical psychologist Dr. Howard Rankin, a leading expert on addiction, health, relationships and communication
  • Family members are educated and counseled on how to support their teenager
  • MindStream offers  a variety of experiential therapeutic interventions such as Neurobiofeedback, QEEG brain mapping and equine assisted psychotherapy

Academy Staff

  • Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. David Katz, MD,MPH,FACPM,FACP leading international authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease
  • Our staff includes a registered dietitian, an executive chef, fitness instructors, psychologists, equestrians and educators – their multidisciplinary approach works on healing the whole child, not just on treating obesity
  • MindStream’s aftercare and family programs help to ensure that the success achieved during the minimum semester stay will carry over for life

MindStream programming teaches students to manage stress, to be mindful, enjoy physical activity, appropriate interpersonal communication, and most importantly, to feel good about themselves.  The students have shown great progress in accomplishing their goals!



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