The Wellness and Weight Management Program at Lurie Children’s provides compassionate and comprehensive outpatient care for families of children and teenagers who are overweight or obese and want to make healthy lifestyle changes. Because these necessary adjustments can be made at any age, we see patients as young as 6 months old through teenagers up to age 18.
Children look to their families to model healthy eating and physical activity, so we make sure that parents and family members are deeply involved in our care. We guide parents and their children through small steps that lead to lasting change. At each visit, we help families set health behavior goals related to diet and physical activity. We also provide educational handouts to help families through these changes.