Healthy Weight Program

How Healthy Weight Can Help

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.

Nutrition and physical activity

In the Kitchen
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:

Healthy behavior changes

The behavioral health providers at the Healthy Weight Clinic will help your family learn skills such as:

Body Mass Index

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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  • 267-426-2782
  • Healthy Weight Program
    3550 Market St., 1st Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
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