The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition has developed several tools intended to provide primary care physicians with practical guidance on the approach to the obese child.
Our Primary Care Pocket Guide is based upon the most recent literature contained in the "Expert Committee Recommendations on the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity." In addition to the guide, we have created a poster for your office and informational handouts for you to share with your families.
Topic-specific webinars directed to the physicians that provide additional education or resources to be utilized within their practice. Covering topics of comorbidities, physical activity, eating behaviors and nutrition.
To request a hard copy of our physician toolkit, which includes the pocket guide, poster, handouts for families and BMI wheel, please e-mail PhysicianResources@NationwideChildrens.org.
Currently, the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition only accepts patients with a BMI of 95% and above. If your child does not meet that requirement, we cannot schedule an appointment. However, we understand you have a child that needs help. Please find resources below that will assist in managing your child’s needs.
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.
Request an Appointment
To enter the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, physicians and patients may request appointments.
Effective Management of Childhood Obesity Treatment
Ounce of Prevention
This program provides well-child visit parent handouts, physician tools including a teaching video and much more.
Nutrition & Fitness Resources