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Pediatric Weight Management


Obesity is growing at epidemic proportions in children. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the percentage of children aged 6 to 11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12 to 19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same time period. 

If not reversed, obesity can cause many problems, from earlier cardiovascular disease related to high cholesterol, to diabetes and all of the complications that brings. To help combat these concerns, the COACH (Center for Obesity and its Consequences in Health) Program at Children’s Health℠ has been helping families tackle childhood obesity since 2006. 

The COACH team is a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals who share an interest in helping children and families live a healthy lifestyle. They all chose to work specifically in the field of treatment of overweight children, and have a wealth of professional experience to qualify them for their roles. Beyond their experience, they bring enthusiasm and a passion for their work.

The COACH Clinic has much to offer your whole family. Our team of experts can give you the best plan to help you improve lifestyle habits. This helps you to be healthier, feel better, and look your best. The most important member of the team is you. What you do between appointments with us what really makes you healthy. The whole COACH team and I look forward to working with you to reach all of your goals.
— Olga T. Gupta, MD, COACH Medical Director

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