The Pediatric Weight Control Program is part of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford's Center for Healthy Weight. It is a family-based, group behavioral and educational program, which teaches lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits for overweight children, adolescents and their families.
Since 1999, more than 80% of participating children and adolescents have achieved age-appropriate weight reduction.
The success of the Weight Control Program is based in the active participation of children and their families. Groups of 12 families meet together every week for six months (25 sessions).
Groups are designed for:
During the program, participants and their families learn to: