Weight And Nutrition Counseling And Management

Weight And Nutrition Counseling And Management Specialist
When it comes to disease prevention, one of the best things you can do is help your child reach and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is directly linked to a wide range of chronic and life threatening diseases, many of which are preventable with a healthy diet and regular exercise. At Carnegie Hill Pediatrics, the board-certified pediatricians offer weight and nutrition counseling and management. Located in New York City, they have helped many children on the Upper East Side reach a healthy weight, and they can help your child too.

Weight and Nutrition Counseling and Management Q & A

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Why is weight and nutrition management important?

Childhood obesity is becoming more common and can have an enormously negative impact on your child’s health and wellness. Obesity can also harm your child emotionally and socially. When it comes to your child’s health, weight management is one of its most important aspects.

When you use the weight and nutrition management services at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics, you help your child develop healthy habits related to food and physical activity. These lifestyle habits can prevent a lifetime of struggles with weight and other chronic conditions caused by obesity, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Gallbladder disease and gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis

What is nutritional counseling and management?

If your child struggles to reach and maintain a healthy weight, your pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics can help. Through pediatric nutritional counseling, your child’s doctor teaches the whole family ways to eat healthier and make better food choices. The team at Carnegie Hill discuss things like:

  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Eating real, whole foods
  • Limiting processed foods
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day

What is weight management?

When your child sees their pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics, the doctor may discuss weight management and, if obtaining a healthy weight is a struggle, can also develop a treatment plan to combat the issue.

With an individualized meal and exercise plan, your pediatrician can guide your child’s weight loss and improve their overall health and well-being. Through this treatment plan and regular check-ups and weigh-ins, your child’s pediatrician can monitor weight loss and help it progress steadily.

If your child is overweight and you're ready for a solution that’s healthy and safe, contact Carnegie Hill Pediatrics. You can schedule your initial consultation by calling the office or book it online.

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