If you are concerned that your child may have a weight problem, you have access to a team of experts at The University of Verrmont Children's Hospital in Burlington, VT.
Weight Management: What You Need to Know
Here, we've designed a specialized program that provides comprehensive evaluations, diagnoses and treatment for overweight children and adolescents.
The Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management Clinic offers patients and their families a team approach focused not only on helping your child lose weight, but also on developing a lifelong healthy eating plan.
Our team consists of:
- a physician or nurse practitioner
- a psychologist
- a dietician
Specific services offered by the Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management Clinic, include:
- Nutritional counseling
- Information on lifestyle issues related to healthy eating
- Advice on how to eat healthy foods on a budget
- Advice on how to keep kids active
Under the supervision of the physician, the team also provides in-depth medical assessments, and identifies the medical causes and consequences of childhood weight issues, such as diabetes and heart diseases.
The team works closely with families to help develop a healthy eating plan, and meets regularly with the family and child to monitor progress and any other medical conditions that may arise.
How to schedule an appointment
If you think your child has a weight problem, discuss this with your primary care provider. He or she can help you determine whether your child would be a good candidate for the Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management Clinic. For more information, please call us at (802) 847-4488.