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When it comes to weight management, every child’s needs are different.  We use a personalized approach to support your child for success in both losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We have one focus: kids.

The Healthy Active Living program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and teens who are overweight. Our multidisciplinary team at the Akron campus cares for patients with more serious weight-related issues. Our team includes a physician, psychologist, certified nurse practitioner, dietitian and exercise physiologist.

Healthy Active Living sessions are available at regional sites, led by a pediatrician who specializes in obesity medicine. This regional program consists of five visits that provide education on food choices, sleep and exercise. Each session is billed to your insurance like a regular medical visit. Ask your pediatrician about the location nearest you.

Regardless of the program option you choose, we will address the medical, psychological, nutritional and fitness aspects of your child’s weight issue.

What to expect.

At the Akron location or regional sites, we will provide an initial assessment to identify barriers to treatment, determine motivation to make lifestyle changes and develop an individualized treatment plan.

Follow-up visits in Akron may include some or all of the following team members: medical provider, registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, pediatric psychologist and social worker.

Follow-up visits at regional sites include four, one-hour weekly educational sessions with a medical provider.

If you are interested in our services, please speak to your child’s physician or call the Healthy Active Living program at 330-543-5673, and ask about a location near you.

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Healthy Active Living
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
214 W. Bowery Street
Orange Elevators, Suite 6400
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Our Doctors/Providers

Amy Chand
Amy Chand, EP

Exercise Physiologist

Amy Perusek
Amy Perusek, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Geoffrey Putt
Geoffrey Putt, PsyD

Director, Outpatient Therapy Services; Pediatric Psychologist

Marnie Walston
Marnie Walston, MD