Healthy Weight and Wellness Clinic

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Healthy Weight and Wellness

Helping Kids Live Healthier

Being at an unhealthy weight during childhood puts kids at risk for health problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and liver disease. Being at an unhealthy weight can also impact their quality of life.

At Nemours Children's, our team is made up of doctors, psychologists, dietitians and exercise specialists. 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 program is one of the first in the country. We work together to create a customized plan to help your child achieve a healthy weight.

Find Care to Help Your Child Achieve a Health Weight From Nemours Children's

We have multiple specialists and locations — find the closest to you: 

Conditions & Treatments

There are many conditions that are related to weight — far too many to list here. We can treat these as part of your healthy weight and wellness plan or refer you to other specialists as needed. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Related Specialties

We have team members who are experts across many different fields. At your first visit, we will work together to figure out who your child will see to help them with their health and wellness goals.

Realistic, Lasting Changes for Better Health

We’ll help your family create a plan to help your child. This may include:

  • A medical evaluation and body composition analysis to identify and manage health problems and recommend medications or surgery to help with weight loss, if needed
  • Goal setting and tracking to help your child stay motivated and set realistic goals around eating, activity and sleep
  • An exercise evaluation and counseling with opportunities for your child to be active with activities like, sports groups and personal training
  • Nutritional evaluation and counseling with opportunities for your family to participate in cooking groups 
  • Behavioral health evaluation and counseling, and social services if needed, to connect your family to resources and help your child’s quality of life and mood

Pioneering Healthy Change for Kids and Teens

We were among the very first to put together a comprehensive pediatric healthy weight and wellness program, and we still introduce new ways for kids and teens to make healthy changes.


One of the first pediatric healthy weight programs in United States


% of children in program for 6 months that achieve a healthier weight


Kids and teens we see each year

We’re pioneers in research. We work with researchers across the country to learn more about ways to provide better care to children and families and help them make healthier choices. Our projects are funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other foundations.

We offer online video doctor visits. For your convenience, the Nemours app allows families to see one of our team members online, without having to drive to a doctor’s office.

We continue to update our programming to stay in line with the most current treatments options to help kids achieve a healthy weight, including offering hands-on lifestyle programs, body composition analysis to better understand your child’s health, and recently approved weight loss medications if needed. We also have one of the largest weight loss surgery programs for teens.