Pediatric Weight Loss Management Program

Pediatric Weight Loss Management Program

Work with experts who can help your child lose weight and manage obesity-related conditions

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Weight management for the whole family

Doctors and registered dietitians designed the Penn State Children’s Hospital Pediatric Weight Loss Management Program to meet the specific needs of overweight children. We help children ages 15 months to 21 years to reach their weight loss goals. 

We focus on changing behaviors for the whole family, such as:

  • Smaller portion sizes
  • Being active
  • Less screen time (TV, video game and computer)
  • Fewer sugary drinks 

At your first visit, one of our clinicians will examine your child and check for weight-related diseases.  We will then create a weight management program focusing on improving the health of your child and family.

The doctors and staff at our Pediatric Weight Loss Program offer a range of treatments for children and teens who are overweight or are obese. We stress prevention and obesity-related health care, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Reflux
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Deconditioning
  • Migraines
  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Binge eating disorder

Your child will work with a doctor or physician assistant in our office. Depending on health problems, mental health issues and insurance coverage, we may connect you with a dietitian, exercise physiologist and/or therapist.

Learn more about our services and treatments.

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Phone: 717-531-8674
Fax: 717-531-0401