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Programs and Resources
Feeding Your Kids Program
A FREE text and email-based program that addresses real-life challenges and helps you make small changes that add up to a big result - a lifetime of healthy eating behaviors!
Concerned about how your child eats?
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To enter the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, physicians and patients may request appointments.
Nationwide Children’s is urging all parents to know their child’s BMI, or body mass index. BMI calculates how much body fat a person has based on age, sex, height and weight. Besides highlighting the risk for serious medical conditions, BMI is a good indicator of whether or not a child will grow into an overweight adult. Once parents determine their child’s BMI, they should discuss it with their pediatrician.
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July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011
Healthy Weight and Nutrition Clinic Visits: 2,102
Bariatric Surgery Clinic Visits: 668
Hilltop Primary Care Center Healthy Weight and Nutrition Clinic Visits: 162
Westerville Close To Home Center on N. Cleveland Ave. Healthy Weight and Nutrition Clinic Visits: 751
Total Healthy Weight and Nutrition Clinic Visits: 3,683
At the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, we offer families a comprehensive approach to weight management. The Center has programs for both the prevention and treatment of overweight children. If you have a question and would like to speak with someone on our staff, call (614) 722-4824.
Learn more about the management of treating obesity in pediatric patients. We provide helpful tools including a pocket guide, Grand Rounds video presentation and much more. New informational handouts for parents and families are available.
Is your child never full or overweight? Nationwide Children’s Hospital is conducting a 6-month study for children ages 3-5. The study will include:
Pediatrics®, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with Nationwide Children's Hospital and 15 other children’s hospital has released a landmark supplement on children’s hospitals efforts to address obesity in children. Pediatric Obesity: Practical Applications and Strategies From Primary to Tertiary Care, features eight articles covering the role of children’s hospitals in addressing obesity, the identification and treatment of obesity as a standard of care, a survey of pediatric obesity-management programs, patient engagement and attrition in pediatric obesity programs, the development of criteria for bariatric surgery programs, support for childhood obesity prevention and treatment, payment for obesity services and insights from senior program administrators on obesity programs at their hospitals.
Nationwide Children's is one of five institutions to join a clinical research study to understand the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in adolescents. This observational study called Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery) is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
These free sessions provide an overview of the bariatric surgery process, the three types of weight loss surgery available for teens to combat obesity and the benefits, risks, advantages and disadvantages of each. Learn more about the next bariatric surgery information session.
Upcoming Info Session Dates:
Clicking the dates below will take you to the Education Courses Portal. You can use the keyword search "bariatric" to find the Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions that are currently available for registration.
A Time to Celebrate
Diagnosed with extreme obesity, 14-year-old Megan Muncy had weight loss surgery and is enrolled in the Center for Healthy Weight & Nutrition.
Watch a video that features two of our adolescent patients who each had a different bariatric surgery to combat their morbid obesity. Jessica received an adjustable gastric band while James underwent gastric bypass.