Childhood obesity in the United States has been increasing at alarming rates. The story is no different in the Philadelphia area. In 2002, among children between the ages of 2 and 17 living in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 36 percent were at risk for obesity and 23 percent were obese. As a comprehensive pediatric healthcare network with facilities throughout the tri-state area, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia delivers care to many of these children. The Healthy Weight Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is designed to address the issue of childhood obesity.
The Healthy Weight Program strives to improve the health and quality of life of children with excess weight by delivering excellent clinical care, engaging families in making healthy lifestyle changes, supporting education and building partnerships. We provide obesity treatment and comorbidity management for children through a unique family-based approach.
The Healthy Weight Clinic is comprised of a diverse team of clinicians with expert knowledge in the evaluation of childhood obesity, as well as in coordinating care for children with medical issues related to their obesity.
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