Child obesity is reaching epidemic numbers in the United States and has steadily increased over the past thirty years. Recent statistics reveal that 15% of children between the ages of six and nineteen are at risk for being overweight and an additional 15% are already classified as overweight by accepted standards.
All the providers at Healthy For Life Program understand the impact being overweight can have on your child both medically and socially. Our teams of professional experts provide children pediatric weight management and nutrition counseling services in Gaitherbsurg Maryland.
Nutrition and food choices play a direct role in pediatric weight management. Our panel of experts includes Board Certified Family Medicine Physicians, Registered Dietitian, Behavioral Health Therapist and Fitness Expert.
Parents are encouraged to schedule an individual office visits to address weight management during regular office hours with the provider of your choice, including our nurse practitioners.
Our registered dietitian will develop an individual food plan, discuss health food options and provide ongoing support and education.
Our behavioral health counselor will provide guidance and tools to effectively change unhealthy eating behaviors. Individual and family sessions are available.
A fitness expert will develop a fun and effective exercise plan that your child and your family can easily follow. Our fitness coach is available to answer any questions, monitor progress and provide ongoing encouragement.
Our family physicians and nurse practitioners will work with your child and family to improve everyone’s nutritional goals. We realize how much family eating behavior patterns can have an impact on children’s’ eating habits. Our goal is to help families reverse these problematic eating behaviors and start making more nutritious choices. By making nutritious choices, your child will have a better handle on their weight management goals.