Positive. Child Focused. Family Friendly.
Obesity is one of the next generation’s most pressing health problems, and 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 Healthy Weight and Wellness Center was designed to support parents and children address this health trend.
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 21 years of age and younger. Our positive, family friendly, evidence-based approach is individualized to each patient and delivered by a multidisciplinary team using the expertise and resources of Suffolk County’s only academic medical center.
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.