Healthy Kids Pediatric Weight Management Program
The Healthy Kids Pediatric Weight Management Program at CAMC is a family-based, medically-supervised program that encourages a healthy diet and active lifestyle for children and teens 5 to 18 years old. Children and their families are guided through every step of the program by doctor, dietician and nurse educator.
The program consists of three tracks that vary in length and intensity. After an initial consultation, the doctor and family chooses which track best suits their needs: a consult track that involves just a few visits; a monthly track that includes meeting with a doctor, dietitian, and nurse educator in addition to weekly weigh-ins; or an intensive one-year multidisciplinary track that includes weekly visits, group nutrition and exercise sessions and weekly weigh-ins.
Participants have an individual responsibility to set their own goals and work toward them. They fill out nutritional food logs, physical activity logs, look at food labels, and participate in exercise programs designed specifically for them.
The program’s success speaks for itself. Of the last 100 children who went through the multi-disciplinary program, 93 percent of patients lost weight. Their average BMI range also dropped from 34.5 to 32.3 in the first eight weeks.
For more information about the Healthy Kids program at CAMC, call (304) 388-2938
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