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Providing the support you and your family need

Whether you are looking for a way to improve your health or seeking the support you need, you'll find it all at Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center.

At Forsyth Medical Center and Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center, we want to ensure the health and well-being of our patients and our community. We offer education opportunities on-site and online that meet the needs of every individual. We have a large network of support groups and support providers available to assist during times of health success and crisis.

Behavioral health providers

We believe that your mental and emotional well-being is just as important as your physical well-being. But, choosing the provider who is best suited to your unique needs is a complex process. To that end, we offer the Behavioral Health Services Community Directory - a Web-based resource of behavioral health providers.

KidSmart®

As parents, we are all concerned about our children's health. Today's fast-paced lifestyle makes it harder than ever to ensure that our kids get the nutrition and exercise they need.

KidSmart® is a program of the Forsyth Medical Center. The program's goal is to help children and their families learn about making healthy food and lifestyle choices in a fun way.

Did you know that:

  • One out of every five children in the U.S. today is overweight.
  • That includes more than 10% of children ages 2-5 and more than 15% of children ages 6-9.
  • In the past 30 years, the percentage of overweight kids in the U.S. has more than doubled.

These statistics are even more startling when we look beyond childhood:

  • Kids who are overweight have a 70% probability of being overweight or even obese as adults.
  • That likelihood increases to 80% if one or both parents are overweight or obese.

We invite you to explore the KidSmart website, which has helpful hints and tools for parents. And we encourage your kids to visit the kids section of the site, too.

KidSmart articles

KidSmart articles are produced throughout the year by the Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center. Topics include healthy eating and nutrition, weight management and positive body image, and a variety of other issues that are important for women and their families. The articles can be great resources to share with teachers, play groups, kid's camps, sports clubs and other places where parents gather.

To view the articles, you will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer. If you do not have a PDF reader, you can download one for free.

Articles:

KidSmart® handout 5210 Health Tracker (PDF)
KidSmart® handout HealthyHabits Chart (PDF)
KidSmart® handout Lunchtime Sample Menu (PDF)
KidSmart® handout Weekly Menu Planning (PDF)