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Dr Sears LEAM Program Start Guide

Dr. Bill Sears, one of America's most renowned pediatricians, is father of eight children, ages 19 to 44 years, and author of over 40 books on childcare.  Dr. Sears has appeared on over 100 television programs, including 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah, Today, The View, and Dr. Phil, and was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in May 2012. He is noted for his science-made-simple-and-fun approach to family health.

Kid's Nutrition

Every parent wants their child to grow up healthy and strong. One of the most important things a parent can do is make sure their child eats a healthy, balanced diet to meet the child’s high energy needs.

What children eat and drink during their early years can affect their health for many years to come. General eating habits are formed in the first few years of life so it is very important that we encourage our children to eat good, wholesome, nutritious food.

Dr. Sears LEAN Weekly Sessions


These workshops will give you easy-to-implement tools and information to:

  • Develop a lifetime of achievable healthy habits for your entire family.
  • Improve the mood, learning and behavior of your children through proper nutrition.
  • Learn how to shop for quality, affordable foods. And learn how to read labels so you're not wasting your money.
  • Avoid nutrition related diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease, respiratory problems & cancer.
  • Make nutrition at home easy and fun, while preparing healthy food that tastes great.
  • Keep you, your children and family members physically active with innovative ideas and fun activities.
  • Teach your kids how to make healthier choices for themselves. See for yourself down below!

Even More Benefits
What do parents notice after taking the L.E.A.N. Start workshops?

  • Improvements in their overall health.
  • Fewer sick days and less time away from school or work.
  • Reduced medical expenses.
  • Children who behave, sleep, and learn better.
  • More energy and better weight control.
  • More active and energetic lives.

What is L.E.A.N Start?

​L.E.A.N. Start was developed by “America’s Pediatrician," Dr. William Sears and Sean Foy, M.A., a leading exercise physiologist and nutrition expert.  L.E.A.N. Start is a fun, scientifically proven, clinical based interactive and educational program that is perfect for parents like you. It is broken down into six workshops focusing on the four pillars of health: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition (L.E.A.N.).  

The online workshops are designed for both children and parents to take together for mutual understanding and sharing.  With its fun format, the workshops will actively engage your children. They will learn that eating healthy is pretty cool which will make your job feeding them nutritious food so much easier.

Sign Up Today

This course is pediatrician approved AND you and your family will have FREE access to a Certified Health Coach (me) for the eight weeks that the workshop is available to you. I will work one-on-one with you to answer any questions you may have, provide support, and offer additional resources and tools to help you achieve the goals that you set for your family during the course.

Enroll today and start on the path to improved nutrition and health. 

Dr. Bill Sears and Linda Fields Coach By Your Side
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​​​​A Childs's Health Begins with the Parents

When a child struggles with their learning, behavior, performance, weight or overall health, the impact is felt heavily by the parents.  Many times parents seek help from tutors, medications or school coaches or counselors.  However, in many cases the solution is easily found through changes in Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude or Nutrition.

Food and a Child's Brain

Food impacts how well a child’s brain works, affecting their moods and abilities. In these illustrations, you see how in a child’s brain junk food can cause neurotransmitters, which pass along information, to function improperly. Smart foods, however, allow information to be processed correctly and help the child function at their optimal level. 

How Class Works

The class is a self-pace and 8 weeks long (I give an extra 2 weeks because I know you have busy lives). There are 6 online workshops (classes) that are supported by interactive eLearning sessions, discussion boards, interaction with other classmates online, e-mail and one-on-one support with me.  The online portions are designed for both children and parents to participate together.

Each of the six online workshop segments includes:

  • L.E.A.N. Start Guide is the primary tool for parents participating in the 6-session workshop. This full-color 79-page workbook is full of information and activities to help parents implement the healthy lessons learned during all six sessions workshop.
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  • Recorded narration, videos and graphics.
  • Snack ideas and activities to go-along.
  • Short quizzes to check your learning. (Don't worry, they're easy and you're not graded.)
  • PDF downloads for reference and note-taking.  You'll be able to print a copy of the session worksheet to jot down any notes on the topic.  Each worksheet includes a healthy recipe idea and space to write a weekly goal along with answers to any discussion questions from the session.
  • Weekly Fun family challenges and more.
  • The sessions are each about 40 minutes in length, but you can pause them at any point and return later to finish it (great for busy families).  Sessions can also be viewed multiple times during the 8 week timeframe that your workshop is available via your desk-top, lap-top or your iPad.
  • ​Complimentary health coaching via phone, text or Skype for the duration of the course.​​
  • Weekly For Mom's Only discussion group to expand on weight loss, healthy eating and nutrition concepts beyond the workshops.

Processed Food Making Your Kids Dumb?

A lack of good nutrition has been shown to have a dramatic effect on children’s ability to concentrate, their fine motor skills, as well as their overall attitude, behavior and performance. Many children, even those who do not look overweight, can be suffering from Nutrition Deficit Disorder (NDD), which contributes to ADHD, developmental delays, depression, learning disabilities, OCD, allergic diseases, cardiovascular disease, GERD, infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases (dermatitis, colitis, bronchitis, etc.).

Reasearch confirms that to effectively impact the health of a child, change needs to begin at home with the parents themselves.  Based on this fact, Dr. Sears' LEAN Start eWorkshop focuses on education and empowering parents, which can dramatically improve the health of the child and the entire family.