Children's Center for Weight Management is a comprehensive center designed to address the needs of one of Alabama's most common health issues for children and adolescents, childhood obesity. Although many children and adolescents who are overweight are not physically ill, being overweight puts them at risk for more serious long term health issues, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as psychosocial difficulties (e.g. peer teasing, depression).
The Children's Center for Weight Management can assist children who are overweight and their families establish healthy habits to achieve their overall goals through a variety of services:
Weight Management Clinic