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Pediatric Weight Management


​Welcome to the pediatric weight management clinic at Boys Town National Research Hospital. We are here to help your child and your family reach your personal healthy lifestyle goals. Keeping your family at the center of our care, you'll have access to a comprehensive team of specialists to help guide you every step of the way.

Our multidisciplinary team meets with families monthly to coordinate care and services, including:

  • Medical assessment
  • Nutrition education and cooking classes
  • Age-appropriate fitness classes
  • Motivation and support to help everyone meet their goals

Weight Management Clinic Areas of Focus

  • Physicians and providers assess medical conditions your child may have or may develop due to unhealthy weight, such as diabetes, elevated cholesterol or liver conditions.

  • Our dietitian will work with your family on healthy eating patterns. We will identify specific nutrition needs and develop a plan to improve food choices with small, attainable goals.

  • Our physical therapist will work with you to find ways to increase activity levels and improve your family's strength, balance and flexibility, helping to prevent injuries for your child and your family.

  • Our team of mental health care providers will coordinate with your child and family to break barriers preventing new healthy habits. Creating a plan to identify and change unhealthy habits will help with building stepping stones to a new healthy lifestyle.

Health and weight changes happen over time. The best way to get there is to make subtle changes in diet, exercise and behavior. What may seem like a small change will help put your family on the path to a healthy future. We follow the four principles listed below to help guide real, positive change.

  • We make small, realistic changes.
  • We meet your family where you are.
  • We set realistic goals.
  • We build healthy habits, together

Bariatric Surgery

For some children, bariatric sur​gery may be an option. This requires a medical evaluation to determine if the child is a candidate for the procedure. Boys Town Hospital has a team of board-certified pediatric surgeons who are experienced in bariatric surgery.





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