At Carnegie Hill Pediatrics we provide comprehensive services to support the overall health and well-being of children from the moment they are born through young adulthood. By providing weight and nutrition counseling and management, we can help children reach and maintain a healthy weight.
For children, being overweight can be especially difficult. In addition to increasing their risk for obesity-related complications such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and orthopedic issues, being overweight as a child can also affect emotional well-being and social development.
The truth is both genetic and non-genetic factors can influence a child’s weight. However, regardless of what the reason for being overweight may be, an effective weight management plan requires the involvement of parents and child and includes the following:
- A complete medical assessment
- Nutritional Counseling and diet planning
- An increase in healthy physical activity
- Behavioral counseling to promote lifestyle changes
As skilled and compassionate providers of care, our pediatricians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics will develop a comprehensive and supportive nutrition and weight management plan to address a child’s specific needs. By providing a holistic and compassionate approach to weight management as well as regularly monitoring your child’s progress, we can help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight.