Pediatric Weight Management
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last three decades, according to the CDC. Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems.
At Jefferson, you have access to weight management specialists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children at our Center City Philadelphia office who provide evaluation and treatment of children who are at an unhealthy weight.
Adopting Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Child's Health
Nemours weight management specialists focus on helping your family adopt lifestyle changes that can lead to significant improvements in your child's health. These lifestyle changes include:
- Healthy eating
- Replacing screen time with physical activity
- Finding ways to deal with emotional issues
Bariatric Surgery to Combat Weight Issues in Children
Should your child need bariatric surgery, weight management specialists work with pediatric surgeons to evaluate and treat your child with the best surgical option to maintain weight loss.