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MUSC Children's Health Wellness Works Program

What is It?

The Wellness Works Program is both the pediatric weight management program and lipid disorder treatment center for MUSC's Children’s Health. As a family-centered, lifestyle-oriented program, the Wellness Works  Program is appropriate for any child or adolescent ages two through 21 who has abnormal weight gain or any child or adolescent with any type of lipid disorder, regardless of weight status (high cholesterol, high triglycerides, familial hypercholesterolemia, etc.). If you're not sure if the program is a good fit for your child, please call 843-792-4717 with questions.

What Do I Get?

  • Regular clinic visits with a registered dietitian who has a certificate in training in pediatric and adult weight management and a clinical lipid specialist
  • Physical examinations with the program’s attending Medical Director
  • Structured program with nutrition, activity, and behavioral education
  • Personalized coaching and health recommendations
  • Weekly group sessions
  • Weekday and Saturday fitness sessions
  • Monthly newsletters

How Do I Enroll?

We currently offer both in-person and virtual appointments. You may choose a virtual video visit (via or an in-person visit (Mount Pleasant, Summerville, or North Charleston). Please specify your choice when scheduling an appointment with central scheduling.

To schedule an appointment, please call central scheduling at 843-876-0444. For more information regarding the program, please call our office at 843-792-4717. Fax: 843-876-0442.

Fit Kids

Fit Kids exercise sessions are now offered both in-person and virtually for active Wellness Works participants.

In-person exercise sessions are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at 1125 E Montague Avenue, North Charleston. Sessions are held in the grass lot across the street from the church. Please park in front of the church or in the lot itself (please leave room for the kids to exercise). Meet the volunteers who will be wearing yellow shirts.

Note: You must reserve your child's spot by 5:00 p.m. on Fridays by visiting the SignUpGenius portal.

Virtual exercise sessions are held via Microsoft Teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Click the QR code below to join virtually.

Virtual Fit Kid Exercise QR code that links to

Note: There is no appointment needed for virtual sessions.

Active Wellness Works Program participants may join our private Facebook group to obtain the link and access helpful information.

If you are not a Wellness Works Program participant but would like to join, please schedule an appointment to enroll.

Our Team

Janet Carter, MS, RD, LD, CLS, FNLA
Wellness Works Lead Dietitian and Program Manager

Briann Weishar, MS, RD, LD
Wellness Works Dietitian

Christine San Giovanni, M.D., MSCR
Wellness Works Physician

Kathleen Head, M.D.
Wellness Works Physician

Kaitlyn Burke, PT, DPT, PCS
Physical Therapist

Lillian Christon, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist  

Are You Looking For an Additional Weight Loss Resource?

Eligible adolescents and adults may benefit from the MUSC Bariatric Surgery program, which includes experienced mental health professionals, dietitians, nurses and physicians, and is dedicated to helping patients safely realize weight loss success.

News & Announcements

Building Healthy Communities 5K Run/Walk & Wellness Expo

February 10, 2024. All proceeds benefit the MUSC Children’s Health Wellness Works Program. Well-marked USATF Certified Course. Fabulous prizes for overall & age group winners (3-deep). Check-in, on-site registration and expo will begin at 8:00am. Race starts at 9:00am.

Registration and more information

Monthly Newsletters (PDFs)

All monthly newsletters are now posted on our Facebook page.

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