We provide medically Supervised Weight Loss services for your child and young adult
We provide child weight management and weight loss services. These include complete medical evaluation, nutritional counseling and psycho-social support. Each child grows at their own pace and several factors affect each child’s ability to maintain an ideal weight. We ensure gradual weight loss to accommodate for continued growth in children and adolescents. Attaining a healthy weight involves lifestyle changes for your child and also the whole family. A detailed evaluation is the start of identifying areas where changes need to be made, and continued visits with our Balance! Team will provide support to ensure each child reaches their ideal healthy weight.
Is my child overweight?
Use this BMI calculator to determine whether your child is in the healthy weight, overweight or obese category
If your child is in the normal weight category– keep up the good work. Continue regular physical activity and healthy diet. Our registered dietitians may be able to provide guidance regarding specific food options.
If your child is in the overweight category– you may consider taking advantage of our weight management services.
If your child is in the obese category- you should be calling us to schedule an appointment.
Weight management services include:
A consultation begins with a complete medical evaluation by Dr. Akin, board-certified pediatrician and weight management specialist. She will help identify any medical problems which may be a cause of excessive weight gain. We will also look for other conditions which may have developed as a result of being overweight.
Dietary evaluation and counseling. A detailed nutritional evaluation will be conducted to help identify areas of inappropriate caloric intake. An individualized nutritional plan will be developed to ensure recommended essential nutrients are consumed with optimal caloric intake.
We evaluate and address psycho-social barriers to weight loss or maintaining ideal weight
Finding an ideal balance of energy intake and expenditure is very important. Physical activity is the final aspect of the energy equilibrium. We will help each child find a means of effective physical activity that can be incorporated into their daily schedule.
Monthly sessions with parents where we explore nutrition and physical activity solutions for you and your family. We always explore ways to incorporate adequate nutrition and activity into your busy schedule.