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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.
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 at your pace. In our series of short videos, Marc Michalsky, MD, discusses the three types of weight loss surgery available for teens to combat obesity and the benefits, risks, advantages and disadvantages of each. Take advantage of our new online information sessions to start learning about bariatric surgery today!
The bariatric surgery journey is a long one. In chapter 1 of this three-part series, learn a little about Chloe - who she is, what motivated her to make this decision that will ultimately change her life, and how she and her care team prepared for months leading up to surgery day.
Chapter 2: Surgery Day
Chapter 3: After Surgery
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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 2014 – June 2015
Bariatric Clinic Visits: 607
Dublin Healthy Weight Clinic Visits: 115
Healthy Weight and Nutrition Clinic Visits: 2,212
Hilltop Healthy Weight Clinic Visits: 130
Westerville Healthy Weight Clinic Visits: 745
Total Healthy Weight and Nutrition Clinic Visits: 3,828