Being at an unhealthy weight during childhood puts kids at risk for a lot of health problems as they grow. They’re more likely to have conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, and liver disease.
At Nemours Children's Health, our weight management team is made up of doctors, psychologists, dietitians and an exercise specialist. They work together to create a customized treatment plan for your child and manage any related health conditions.
We know how to help your child get to a healthy weight and feel good. That’s because we’ve been at this a long time. Our weight management program is one of the first in the country. We can help you learn about healthy habits and how to make lifestyle changes that last.
We’ll help your family create a weight loss plan that works for everyone and helps your child get fit. This may include:
For teens who are 100 or more pounds over their ideal body weight, have tried but failed to lose weight, and face serious medical problems, medicine or weight loss (bariatric) surgery may be an option. This is only available at our Delaware Valley location.
We were among the very first to put together a pediatric weight management program and team, and we still introduce new ways for kids and teens to make healthy changes.
One of the first pediatric weight management programs in United States
% of children in program for 6 months that achieve a healthier weight
Kids and teens we see each year
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