This issue of MSAHC Newsletter: Our Teen Fit success story
Weighing 394 pounds in August 2011, Jose Pacheco arrived at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center seeking help. His Center physician diagnosed him as pre-diabetic, and he was suffering from a heart condition and sleep apnea.
Tricia McCoy, a registered Dietician at the Center persuaded Jose to join Teen Fit, a three-tiered program that supports better nutrition, mental health and physical activity for overweight youth. Since entering the program, Jose, now 22, has lost more than an impressive 200 pounds: a Teen Fit record for weight loss!
With the encouragement of his Teen Fit mentors and participants, he went on to lose the 200 pounds in only 16 months and has learned how to incorporate healthy choices into his daily routine.
Jose is still a member of Teen Fit and his achievement is an inspiration to all.
For more information about the Teen Fit program, contact 212-423-3000.