Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition Services and Conditions :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition Services and Conditions

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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  • BMI greater than 95%

  • Inactivity

  • Obesity

  • Obesity-related joint pain

  • Overweight

Obesity-related Conditions

As part of a patient’s assessment into the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, we also monitor the following:

  • Abdominal pain

  • Acanthosis nigricans

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety disorder

  • Asthma

  • Back pain

  • Biopolar disorder

  • Dyslipedemia

  • Fatty liver (non-alcoholic)

  • GER

  • Glucose intolerance

  • Headaches

  • High cholesterol

  • Hyperinsulinemia

  • Hypertension

  • Hypertriglyceridemia

  • Insulin resistance

  • Leg pain

  • Joint pain

  • PCOS

  • Pseudo tumor cerebri

  • Sleep apnea

  • Type II Diabetes

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Task Force on Best Practices for Pediatric Weight Management Programs

The National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) announced the FOCUS on a Fitter Future II task force where 25 children’s hospitals will collaborate to identify best practices of hospital-based clinical pediatric weight management programs.

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Request an Appointment

To enter the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, physicians and patients may request appointments.

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BMI Calculator

As a way to prevent childhood obesity, Children’s Hospital is urging all parents to know their child’s BMI.

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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.

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