Kids in our Weight Management program receive care from a dedicated team of clinical and academic experts that includes registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, pediatric psychologists, education coordinators, social workers, pediatricians, nurses and nurse practitioners. The Weight Management program is part of Kansas City’s Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition under the leadership of Center Director Ann Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP. As a partnership among Children’s Mercy, the University of Kansas Medical Center and other academic institutions, the Center represents an extension of the community’s collaboration in the area of pediatric obesity research.
We partner with families, children, and teens to create actionable plans to help them achieve and maintain a healthier weight. Our goal is to provide care through a team approach that promotes health in children, teens, and their families.
Through the Weight Management program, education coordinators participate in community events such as health fairs and conferences for children, adolescents and adults.