Valley’s Center for Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management provides comprehensive medical and behavioral healthcare, nutrition services, and family support to help overweight and obese children and teenagers lose weight, improve their health, and reduce their risk of developing chronic illnesses.
The Center for Pediatric Wellness and Weight Management is located at Valley’s Center for Health and Wellness in Mahwah.
- Physician with board certification in pediatrics and obesity medicine
- Pediatric dietitian
- Nutrition staff
- Social worker
- Support staff
The center’s Healthy LifeWays program provides continued maintenance support as needed for obese children and adolescents who have a body mass index at or above the 95th percentile for their age. Children who are at or above the 85th percentile and have an associated medical risk or family history of chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, or obstructive sleep apnea, can also join this program.
Healthy LifeWays starts with a medical evaluation, a psychological/behavioral evaluation and a nutrition evaluation and counseling. Each week, patients see our physician or other staff as needed. Patients are also encouraged to participate in supervised exercise activities at a gym of their choice.
Cooking classes and support groups for patients and their parents are also available.