The Heart Health Program is both the pediatric weight management program of the MUSC Children’s Hospital and the preventive cardiology service of the Children's Heart Center. As a family-centered and lifestyle-oriented program, Heart Health is appropriate for any child or adolescent who has abnormal weight gain and/or associated cardiovascular risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or pre-diabetes.
Click here to read more about the MUSC Heart Health Program and the MUSC Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program
The following MUSC News You Can Use package features downloaded pdfs to help your family jump-start its weight loss goals.
- Teen Contract : This is a contract that can be signed by a teen and parents that sets out reasonable goals to achieve weight loss in a systematic way.
- Top 10 Tips: These summarize the highlights of the top 10 ways to help a teen achieve weight loss goals.
- Goal Record sheet: Track your progress with this worksheet that helps you set realistic goals and achieve them.
- Conversation starter: Check out these tips for how to navigate having that conversaton with a child to support his or her efforts at weight loss.
See the story and videos on how to have that conversation with a teen (Part 1 and Part 2) here.
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