The Healthy Weight Clinic is here to help improve the health and quality of life of children with excess weight, ages 2 to 18 years, by working with families to make healthy lifestyle changes. We assess weight-related medical issues and help children manage their weight through a family-based approach that is customized for each child and each family.
Making healthy snacks in the Healthy Weight kitchen.The Healthy Weight Clinic has an on-site fitness facility and teaching kitchen. These new facilities provide a space for healthy cooking demonstrations, practice of new skills, and individual and group physical activity sessions. Children and families will learn:
The behavioral health providers at the Healthy Weight Clinic will help your family learn skills such as:
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used to determine a child’s weight status. It is not an exact measure of body fat, but a measure commonly used to approximate body fat. Using the child’s height and weight, a provider can calculate a child’s BMI by dividing the weight (measured in kilograms) by height squared (measured in meters). This BMI is then compared to a growth chart from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to match the child’s age and sex in order to obtain a BMI percentile.
Children’s BMI percentiles are classified as follows:
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