Today's children are less active, have more access to unhealthy food and spend more time on screens than ever before. Those habits have led to an alarming increase in childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, lipid abnormalities and psychosocial challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic also changed our lives in many ways. For some children, this has meant increases in weight gain along with associated health problems.
That’s why Goryeb Children’s Hospital's pediatric endocrinology team offers Kid-Fit, which uses physical activity, nutrition and behavioral modifications to help overweight children and adolescents make healthier lifestyle choices.
Kid-Fit’s individualized programs vary based on each child’s age, body mass index (BMI) and health needs.
To qualify, children must meet one of the following criteria:
- Age 3 to 18 with a BMI greater than 85th percentile
- Weight-related health problems
- Rapid weight gain
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Kid-Fit Enrollment Process
Patients and families looking for help living a healthier lifestyle must first schedule an intake appointment with the Kid-Fit team. This initial consultation helps us assess the exact needs of each child and enroll him or her in the program that’s most appropriate.
As part of Atlantic Health System Children’s Health, we have medical specialists who provide superior pediatric care that is specific to your child’s needs, while also respectful of every family’s values. Physician services are provided through Atlantic Medical Group and are on staff at Goryeb Children's Hospital.
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