Weight Loss Program for Children and Teens
If you have a child struggling with his or her weight, you know how challenging it can be. But you don't have to manage it alone. Riverside Medical & Surgical Weight Loss is proud to offer a healthy, effective weight loss program for children ages 10 to 18.
No Better Time than Now
Summer is the perfect time to give your child the gift of a healthier, happier lifestyle. And there's no better place to start than Riverside's medically-supervised summer program. As the only program of its kind on the Peninsula, Riverside's weight loss program for kids is designed for overweight children and teens (having a Body Mass Index over 25) and is managed by
- Felice Haake, D.O.
- an exercise specialist
- a dietitian and
- a lifestyle educator.
More than a Diet
At Riverside, we know you're looking for real, lasting solutions to your child's struggle with weight. And that's exactly what you'll find at our program. Participants will learn about all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, including:
- proper portion sizes
- the importance of a balanced breakfast
- the benefits of exercise and
- how to handle social situations while sticking to their program.
Your child will be given the best strategies to lose weight and maintain their healthy weight loss for life, in a fun, engaging setting. Plus, you'll get to be a part of it every step of the way. You may even find your whole family is inspired to make positive changes throughout this journey!
Insurance can be billed for physician visits, and some plans may cover visits with the exercise specialist, dietitian or lifestyle educator. Parents are a part of every visit and a crucial part of our team. Participants begin with visits every two weeks and, once progress is made, change to monthly visits.
Appointments are available now for our summer program. To sign up your child or to learn more about Riverside's weight loss program for children, contact Riverside Medical & Surgical Weight Loss at (757) 637-7637.