Healthy bodies come in different shapes and sizes.
Kids, teens and parents
- HOP is designed to help kids of all ages increase their well-being and learn to like themselves.
- HOP is designed to help kids of all ages develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
- HOP will teach healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
- HOP is also designed for parents of children with concerns about their weight, eating behavior and body image.
- HOP provides interesting information about the causes of childhood obesity and how to prevent it.
It’s a team approach
Our team of providers can include your primary care provider, a nutritionist, a community social workers, a physical therapist and a mental health clinician. Program Features
- Personalized care – We strive to understand every child’s challenges and develop goals to help them overcome barriers by focusing on their unique strengths and interests.
- Family-centered approach – We recognize that making lifestyle changes is not easy. We work with you and your child to develop a plan that is best for the entire family.
- Education – We provide information about nutrition, physical activity, screen time, sleep and mental well-being.
What to expect
Initial visit – We want to get to know you and your child. We review your child’s past medical history, family history and lifestyle questionnaires and perform a physical exam. We also discuss laboratory studies that may be necessary. This gives us an overall view of your child’s health. At the end of this visit, we come up with a goal to guide your child on their journey to wellness. This goal is tailored to fit the specific needs of you and your child. The initial visit lasts approximately 60 minutes. Follow-up appointments — These appointments help your child stay on track with their goals. We continue to develop their goals at each visit to enhance overall well-being. These visits can be as often as you like but we recommend follow-up visits about every two weeks in the first few months of the program. Typically, they become less frequent over time. These visits will last about 30 minutes.
- No referral is needed. You do not have to be a patient at Palouse Pediatrics to participate.
Ashley Randleman is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Born and raised in North Carolina, Ashley moved to Pullman in 2015. She began working at Palouse Pediatrics in 2016 as our Pediatric Wellness Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Master of Science in Nursing at Duke University.