Positive. Multidisciplinary. Child Focused. Family Friendly.
One of the next generation’s most pressing health problems, obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years nationwide. Long Island is no exception to the trend. The Children’s Healthy Weight and Wellness Center was designed to address this concern.
Bringing together the expertise and resources of Suffolk County’s only academic medical center, the Center’s primary mission is to help children and adolescents ages five to 18 to achieve safe weight loss and successfully maintain a healthy weight lifelong. Our positive, family friendly, evidence-based approach is individualized to each patient and delivered by a multidisciplinary team.
In addition, we serve as an information resource to Long Island through public education programs and close collaboration with community health providers. We work to advance obesity research, identify information gaps and apply essential statistics in the effort to improve obesity prevention and treatment.
All of these elements contribute to positive outcomes, prevention and advances in understanding obesity as we strive to help our young people attain and maintain optimal weight and achieve a healthier future.