The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition offers a comprehensive approach to weight management in children, including programs for both prevention and treatment.
The Center includes the following key programs:
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Behavioral Health Counseling
Body Image Research and Education
BMI greater than 95%
Obesity-related joint pain
As part of a patient’s assessment into the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, we also monitor the following:
Fatty liver (non-alcoholic)
Pseudo tumor cerebri
Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions
These free sessions provide an overview of the bariatric surgery process, the three types of weight loss surgery available for teens and the benefits, risks, advantages and disadvantages of each.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Task Force on Best Practices for Pediatric Weight Management Programs
Request an Appointment
To enter the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, physicians and patients may request appointments.
As a way to prevent childhood obesity, Children’s Hospital is urging all parents to know their child’s BMI.
Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study
Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of only five institutions nationally to join a multi-institution clinical research study to understand the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in adolescents.