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Childhood Obesity Prevention

Welcome to PowerUp

HealthPartners PowerUp makes it easy and fun for your family and kids to eat better, move more and feel good. PowerUp has helpful programs, recipes and resources to support family health and helps kids grow up healthy. PowerUp4kids


Why PowerUp?


Nutrition Services programs

Nutrition Services, comprised of a team of clinic-based dietitians who are registered by the American Dietetic Association and licensed by the State of Minnesota, provides one-to-one nutrition assessment and education, as well as offers classes on selected subjects.

Nutrition Services also serves on numerous multidisciplinary teams to provide the best care for our members. These teams include: cancer, diabetes, eating disorders, heart disease and weight management, including bariatric surgery.

Appointments can be made at several locations including:

  • HealthPartners Clinic locations by calling 952-967-7616
  • Park Nicollet Clinic locations by calling 952-993-3333
  • Stillwater Medical Group, Westfields Hospital and Clinic, Hudson Hospital and Amery Hospital by calling 651-430-8715

Nutrition Classes

Several nutrition-related classes are available on topics such as weight loss, diabetes prevention and hear5t healthy eating. For more information, on classes at HealthPartners:

  • Minnesota locations by calling 952-967-7616
  • Stillwater and Western Wisconsin locations by calling 651-430-8715
  • Park Nicollet clinics visit Park Nicollet Nutrition


Other HealthPartners programs

HealthPartners PowerUp

The PowerUp initiative makes it easy and fun for everyone to eat better, move more and live healthier lives. We do this important work in partnership with our members, patients, colleagues and communities through programs, tools and resources that support and inspire change. Visit PowerUp4kids.

HealthPartners PowerUp school challenge

The School Challenge focuses on eating better, moving more, and feeling good and the connection between them. With flexible tools, resources and lesson plans, teachers have the opportunity to choose when, where, and how to bring the Challenge to life for their class. The Challenge is adaptable for any learning platform, whether inside a classroom or virtually from home. Teachers can participate as an individual classroom or together with their entire school.
Link to school challenge.

PowerUp in the St. Croix Valley

PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make it easy and fun for kids and families to eat better and move more in the St. Croix Valley area. Launched in 2013, PowerUp works with community advisors and partners across the St. Croix Valley to create positive community change. PowerUp helps kids grow up healthy through: kids cooking classes; open gyms and outdoor activities; stronger school wellness guidelines; more healthy foods at food shelves, community events and concessions.

HealthPartners Fruit and Veggie Rx

Fruit and Veggie prescriptions are $10 vouchers that can be redeemed for fresh produce at participating grocery stores. The prescriptions are given at all well-child exam appointments at all HealthPartners, Park Nicollet, and Lakeview primary care clinics during June and July, each year. The fruit and veggie Rx program encourages clinicians to get kids excited about trying fruits and veggies.

HealthPartners PowerUp

More HealthPartners PowerUp resources to share with families:

Other Online Resources

Families are a source of information and modeling for kids, and play an important role in prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and chronic disease. Explore more health resources to share with families at healthpartners.com:

Additional information on childhood obesity is available at MNAAP

HealthPartners has committed to better-for-you eating through a variety of resources. Check out their recipes below and learn more about we help our patients, members, and communities stay healthy.

Recipe Booklet Morning and Midday

Mealtime Magic Ideas