We focus on each child’s personal interests, so he or she will learn how to keep that healthier weight for a lifetime. Your child’s weight loss team includes you and your family, along with specialists who have experience in treating children who are overweight. Among our specialists here in central Pennsylvania is an author of a book on weight loss for adolescents and teens, plus researchers who study the best way to help children lose weight.
In addition to your child’s pediatrician, you will also meet with a gastroenterologist, a physician who specializes in digestion, the stomach, and digestive system. Other members of our weight loss team include a physician assistant, registered dietitian, nurses, and nutrition and exercise specialists.
Together with you and your family, we develop a program for each child to:
- Change behavior
- Exercise more
- Eat fewer calories
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Reduce body mass index (BMI)
- Keep the weight off