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

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.

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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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