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Who is a Candidate?

The HEROES program is designed for children who are overweight or obese. To qualify for the program, your child must have:

  1. A body mass index (BMI) exceeding the 85th percentile and a weight-related illness
    OR
  2. A body mass index (BMI) that exceeds the 95th percentile

During your initial clinic visit, our multi-disciplinary team of specialists will conduct a two to three-hour evaluation to determine if your child qualifies for the program. This initial clinic appointment allows for both our team and you and your family to determine if enrollment is appropriate given the duration and requirements of our program and family readiness.

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