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Weight Management Services for Children

Weight Management Services for Children

To eat healthfully and manage your weight, especially as a child, teen or young adult or as loved ones or family of such young people, means you may need guidance, care and support from specialized health professionals who can help you or your loved one live well while addressing specific lifestyle, medical and health conditions.

Request an AppointmentFind out more about the Healthy Futures program at OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City.

Healthy Futures for Young People

That’s exactly why you want to work with the pediatric weight management experts at OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health. When you and your child participate in the Healthy Futures program, your family will benefit from specialized weight management services in a compassionate environment.

Through our family-centered approach to care, you or your child will work with a multidisciplinary team to develop an evidence-based plan tailored to your child's individual needs and designed to help your entire family adopt and maintain long-term strategies for healthy living.

You and your child will work with specialists from many different healthcare fields who take a comprehensive view of your situation and offer specific recommendations that fit your family's particular needs.

Referral Requirements

Ask your doctor or primary care physician – an important member of your care team – for the referral required to enter the Healthy Futures program at OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. In addition to physician referral, you or your child or adolescent must meet these admission standards:

  • Age between 2 and 18
  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than the 99th percentile or greater than the 95th percentile when another major health condition also exists
  • Parents/guardians willing to commit to the Healthy Futures program
  • Previous weight management provided by primary care physician, dietician, or specialist for at least 3 months

What to Expect at Your Appointments

Allow about four hours for the first appointment with your OU Health care team. Based on the needs of your child and family, follow-up visits typically will be shorter.

Your multidisciplinary team – pediatrician, registered dietitian, pediatric psychologist, physical therapist, and sleep medicine physician – will visit with you and your child to complete a comprehensive evaluation, which helps identify any underlying medical conditions, lifestyle risk factors for weight gain and risk factors for chronic disease.

You and your child will receive personalized recommendations for behaviors to improve your child's health. The team will work to set goals and reduce barriers to achieving healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Related Services for Healthy Futures

Rely on the experts at OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center for additional services to help you care for conditions related to all types of diabetes. Take advantage of:

  • Pediatric weight management education for individuals, families, health professionals and others
  • Diagnostic services and specialty tests such as echocardiogram, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, oral glucose tolerance testing, sleep studies, ultrasound and more
  • Connections to healthy living resources in your community for ongoing nutrition and physical activity support
  • Research leading to innovative and improved methods for pediatric weight management

Related Services

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Referring Physicians

If you are a referring physician, please visit our Referring Physicians - Weight Loss for Children (Healthy Futures) page.