Children's Weight Management Clinic
Welcome to the Healthy Eating with Resources, Options and Everyday Strategies (HEROES) program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center. The HEROES program was created to respond to the widespread obesity problem among our youth.
Obesity has become a national epidemic in the United States and it's growing among our pediatric population.
In Nebraska, an estimated:
- 13.5 percent of children ages 2 to 5 years old are overweight or obese
- 31.5 percent of children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese
The HEROES program is the only multi-disciplinary obesity treatment program in the region designed specifically for the pediatric population. The program combines medical management, nutrition, behavior modification, fitness and behavioral health therapy to provide immediate and long-term management of childhood obesity to help prevent a lifetime of health complications for these children.
We are dedicated to helping your child succeed and develop the skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle.