Children's Health Specialties

Pediatric Weight Management

Being overweight affects more than just how well your jeans fit. Extra weight directly affects your health and your ability to be active. Obesity leads to a long list of life-threatening conditions, such as

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • many types of cancer
  • high blood lipids

Children and families can participate in Beaumont Children's Hospital programs designed to improve lifelong health. Psychologists, dietitians and exercise physiologists use fun activities to keep children motivated and offer strategies that will benefit the entire family.

Group Program for Childhood Weight Control

Join Beaumont Weight Control Center experts for a fun, interactive and educational group program promoting healthy lifestyles. Children ages 7 to 12 who have a body mass index, or BMI, above the 85th percentile are eligible.

In this series of six classes, the group will learn about healthy lifestyle changes, nutrition and exercise through hands-on experiences. Discussions and activities are led by a psychologist, registered dietitian and exercise physiologist from Beaumont Children's Hospital.

Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18

Beaumont Weight Control Center, Royal Oak
Located inside Beaumont Health Center
4949 Coolidge Highway
Royal Oak, MI 48073

The cost for all six sessions is $60. The fee also includes a portion plate, calorie count book and a pedometer.

Enrollment is limited to the first 10 eligible registrants. Parent or guardian must attend with child. To determine eligibility and register, call 800-633-7377 by March 31.

This program is sponsored in part by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.