At Banner Children’s, we’re here to provide customized nutrition plans for your child. Find out more about nutrition and how to prevent obesity.
Pediatric nutrition focuses on the health and wellbeing of your child and provides comprehensive care for them as they grow. Within pediatric nutrition, we focus on healthy food choices to establish good eating habits for your child to live a long, healthy life, as well as to prevent obesity.
While lifestyle and nutrition play a large role in pediatric obesity, it’s important to note that genetics and hormones also may play a part. To reduce the risk of your child becoming overweight or obese, it’s important to teach them about proper nutrition and exercise.
Some obese children may develop diseases or conditions over their lifetime such as:
To help prevent or reduce the risk of childhood obesity, we’re here to provide knowledge about nutrition and exercise. It’s important to be armed with the proper information to help you and your child be successful. Take measures to stay on track by:
Our Pediatric Outpatient Nutrition program brings nutrition therapy to kids and their families. During medical nutrition therapy, we:
Many insurance companies now cover medical nutrition therapy, but you should confirm your coverage with your insurance provider.
Pediatricians commonly refer kids with these and other conditions to our Pediatric Outpatient Nutrition program:
Banner Children’s is here to help keep you and your family healthy and well. If you’re looking for more help with your child’s nutritional needs, learn more here.