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Children who are overweight may have medical, behavioral, and genetic factors that contribute to weight gain. Our Weight Management specialists provide evaluation and treatment of children who are at an unhealthy weight. And we know your child’s healthy weight is more than a number on a scale; it’s about managing a medical condition, finding ways to deal with emotional issues, and learning healthy approaches to food, eating, and exercise that will last a lifetime.
Our program is focused on helping your family adopt long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes that can lead to significant improvements in your child’s health and well-being.
For example, encouraging smaller food portions, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, replacing screen time with physical activity and drinking water instead of sugary drinks are all small steps that add up on the road to combating childhood obesity.
For Appointments: (407) 650-7715
- photo ID
- medical and pharmacy insurance cards
- preferred pharmacy name and phone number
- names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
- guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
Our Healthy Choices Clinic at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Viera, treats overweight children and childhood obesity to provide personalized care through weight management programs.
Our Approach to Weight Management
We take a personalized approach for children from ages three to 16 who are at risk for childhood obesity. Our team of dedicated physicians, nurses, dietitians, counselors, and staff work closely with your family to complete a thorough medical, nutritional, and psychosocial assessment.
Through compassionate, patient-centered “motivational interviewing," we help your child or teen focus on goal-setting and target behaviors that they wish to change. This program has been highly effective in helping kids and families begin developing healthy weight management habits for a lifetime.