Center for Better Health and Nutrition

  • What to Expect: Clinical Visit

    At the first Center for Better Health and Nutrition clinical visit, a medical provider will look for the underlying causes of weight gain and review any related health problems.  Families will also meet with a HealthWorks dietitianand exercise physiologist to begin developing an individualized plan to improve eating habits and be more physically active. The goal is to help participating youth achieve a healthier weight, become more fit and improve other obesity-related health concerns.

    Families can also meet with our psychologist to address mental health concerns.  In addition, the psychologist can work with families to help them stay motivated and set goals for making lifestyle changes. Our social worker is also available to support families and link them to resources that would help address their needs. Meeting with a psychologist or social worker can be arranged at the family’s request or as recommended by a CBHN healthcare provider. These additional services ensure families have access to care that addresses their physical and mental health as well as social needs.

    After the initial medical visit, follow-up meetings will be scheduled once every 2 to 3 months. In addition, families can participate in HealthWorks!, CBHN’s weight management program for overweight and obese youth and their families. The HealthWorks! program provides the needed follow-up care and support for families to reach their nutrition and activity goals.

    Our Locations

    Cincinnati Children’s main hospital campus

    Cincinnati Children's neighborhood locations

 
  • Family Info Booklet

    Center for Better Health and Nutrition Family Information Booklet cover image.
    Download our complete Family Information Booklet in portable document format (PDF) for details about what you can do, what we will do, laboratory tests, diagnostic tests, specialty referrals and more.
  • A doctor speaking with a patient.

    After the initial medical visit, follow-up meetings will be scheduled with patients once every 2 to 3 months.