Helping your child achieve a healthy weight starts with small steps. Your child's primary care clinician is your guide. If the timing is right, we are here to help with the next steps on the road to your child being successful in achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Specialized Care for Children with Obesity The Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Healthy Weight Center is a comprehensive program for children and adolescents ages two to 17.
Serious weight management is built on a foundation of respect. For this reason, we form a solid working partnership between your family and our specialists. This means honoring the strength, cultures and traditions that make a relationship that much stronger.
In keeping with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, your child's health goals are supported by an entire multidisciplinary team. When you first visit, your family may meet with a registered dietitian, master's level social worker, exercise physiologist, psychologist or pediatrician for medical management, education and goal setting.