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Weight Management

Caring and supportive weight management

Health is more than a number on a scale. For some children and adolescents, maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult.

Healthy Futures is a weight management program to help children achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to improve overall physical and emotional health by:

  • Teaching healthy food choices
  • Discussing social pressures around food and eating
  • Addressing the emotional aspects of food and weight

At Healthy Futures, your child will be evaluated and managed by a team of specialists. They work with your child and family to develop healthy habits in a fun and supportive environment.

Our weight management program for children includes:

Two-hour sessions that meet once per week for 16 weeks

Family-centered approach

Peer-to-peer support

Behavioral therapy with a licensed clinical social worker and child life specialist

Individual and family nutrition sessions with a dietitian

Personalized exercise training with fitness instructors

Meal planning and hands-on food preparation

Evaluation and tailored exercise with physical therapists

Access to a multidisciplinary team of pediatric physicians who can address individual medical needs, if needed

For More Information

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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