Weight Management

Shapedown is a weight management program for children, teens, and parents.  Shapedown is an 8-week program for children and their parents to learn about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle activities.  Eating the right amount of food during meals and making physical activity a fun and regular part of the day not only manages weight and keeps us healthy, but it also increases self-esteem.  Parents learn how to support their child in changing his/her eating habits and make healthy changes in their own eating and exercise habits.

Shapedown helps parents and children to:

  • Lose weight
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Establish healthy eating habits
  • Become more active

Shapedown is offered in English and Spanish.

Who is Eligible?

Families with children and/or teens who are 6 to 18 years old. They must be Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) members who have health coverage through:

  • Medi-Cal
  • Healthy Families
  • Healthy Kids

How to Apply

A health care provider can refer a family or a child, or a family can sign up directly by contacting the Shapedown program at (650) 616-2162 or gladys.rodriguez@hpsm.org

Area Served

San Mateo County

Fees Charged

Shapedown is FREE to Health Plan of San Mateo members.


Q: How long is the program?
Shapedown groups are 8 weeks long.

Q: Who sponsors Shapedown?
: The Health Plan of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP).