Get on Track for a Healthy Weight
Not being at a healthy weight can make anyone unhappy, especially kids. Their self-esteem can fall while their health risks rise, and these issues can persist into adulthood. It’s a situation that can sometimes leave parents feeling helpless and searching for answers.
That’s where AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, comes in. Our team of specialists understands all aspects of weight management for children and teens. We can help your child achieve and maintain a healthy weight while avoiding associated health problems.
Our weight management program has another essential component: Wellness. We help your child move into the future as a healthy, happy adult. Our program works because we talk to kids without jargon or judgement. And also because we care for the whole person — body, mind and spirit.
Can Help Your Child Stay Healthy
- Weight Management Program Overview
- Wellness Basics: How Our Lifestyles Can Effect Our Health
- Weight Management for Children and Teens
- Stay Healthy and Happy: Tips for Kids (and Adults!)
- Mission:FIT POSSIBLE
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Research and Publications
- Resources for Primary Care Physicians
Meet Dr. Angela Fals, FAAP, CCMS, Diplomate American Board of Obesity Medicine, Medical Director
You can count on our skilled weight management and wellness staff to provide personalized care that works. We know how to talk to kids, and we consider your whole family as part of the care team. Our medical director, Dr. Fals, leads by example in providing that care.
Conditions We Treat
- Rapid Weight Gain
- Severe Obesity
- Sleep Apnea/Sleep Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Prediabetes (Insulin Resistance and Impaired Glucose Tolerance)
- Type 2 Diabetes (with Endocrinologist)
- Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
- Low Self Esteem
- Distorted Body Image
- Depression Screening
Meet Our Team
With a Whole Team by Your Side
Our expert team of Weight and Wellness Care specialists is here to help you achieve a healthier weight and a healthier life. Trust our network of care to help guide and support you in your journey to wellness. With access to a wide range of wellness doctors, weight loss experts, community resources, and local support services, you can count on our multidisciplinary team to help you overcome any roadblocks in your journey to better health. We are here to be your coach — and biggest cheerleader — on the way to success.
Cutting-Edge Medicine at The Kitchen House
Sometimes the best health care happens in the kitchen — especially if the food comes from a garden just outside the door. That’s what happens at The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, which is better known as The Kitchen House.
Kids come to plant garden vegetables, harvest them and help cook delicious meals. They take their skills and knowledge home with them, where they can replicate easy meals and share important lessons about nutrition and cooking. AdventHealth for Children is at the forefront of this move to start kids off with good eating habits, and to help them be ambassadors for healthy eating. Learn More
Weight and Wellness One-Stop Shop for Primary Care Physicians
- Eating Disorders
- Healthy Weight and Behaviors
- Mental Health
- Orientation Video
- Self Esteem/Positive Body Image for Girls
Find Care Near You
Formerly known as Center for Child and Family Wellness - Main