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The POWER Kids Weight Management Program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center Northwell Health

About us

The POWER Kids Weight Management Program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a multidisciplinary weight management program for overweight and obese children and adolescents that establishes nutrition and health goals and directives with a focus on:

  • Increasing motivation
  • Positively modifying behavior
  • Improving lifestyle choices to impact long term success and change
  • Attaining a healthy BMI
  • Our approach to tackling pediatric and adolescent overweight and obesity issues

    One on one medical care and nutritional counseling and education facilitate a healthier eating plan and a physically active lifestyle. We use nationally recognized principles to educate our participants and their families such as Let’s Move, 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go and ChooseMyPlate.gov.

    Our multidisciplinary team of professionals have many years of combined experience working in weight management and child and adolescent healthcare. We are in a unique position to offer guidance for success, while closely monitoring the progress of our participants and providing them with feedback and support.

    Available Professionals to serve your child or adolescent: Physician, certified diabetes educator, registered dietitian nutritionist, specialist in applied physiology, registered nurse, nurse practitioner and certified social workers.

    What sets us apart

    POWER Kids is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Knowing that participants benefit from frequent contact, support and information, we have expanded our presence to social media. Here we provide motivation, information, resources and tools. Healthy recipes, video demonstrations and links to information for healthy eating are posted frequently. Daily motivational tips through our “POWER Vations” on Facebook provide an added layer of motivation. Pictures posted on Instagram steer participants in the direction of good health. Trending topics in nutrition, exercise and health, as well as links to expert advice, are showcased on our Twitter news feed. Our participants stay connected to us between follow-up sessions by receiving well needed support and information.

    Make an appointment with our weight management team

    Cohen Children's Medical Center makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring your child receives world-class pediatric health care. To request an appointment  with our caring and dedicated health professionals call 516-465-5215.

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